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UNCW Magazine is published semiannually for alumni and 

friends by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 

601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-3297. 


Fall/Winter 2000 Volume 11, Number 1 


Editor Marybeth K. Bianchi 

Editorial Advisors W. Patton McDowell IV 
M. Tyrone Rowell 
Mark Lanier 
Mimi Cunningham 
Patricia C. Smith 72 
Terri Joynes 
Rebecca Chilcote 

Contributing Writers Holly Barham '01 
Phillip Brown 
Lamont Franklin '97 
Patricia C. Smith '72 
Dan Guy '01 

Campus Digest Marybeth K. Bianchi 
Alumnotes Marybeth K. Bianchi 

Copy Editors Sharon San Diego 
Tracie Chadwick '94 


Margaret Dardess Board of Trustees Chair 

Dr. James R. Leutze Chancellor 

Dr. John C. Cavanaugh Provost S Vice Chancellor 
for Academic Affairs 

Timothy A. Jordan '69 Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs 

Patricia L. Leonard Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 

Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital Vice Chancellor for Public Service & 
Extended Education 

W. Patton McDowell IV Vice Chancellor for University 

Dr. Robert E. Tyndall Vice Chancellor for Information 
Technology Systems 


$3.1 billion bond is on Nov. 7 ballot 


It's not just for the kids 


New avenues of opportunity 



14-15, 18 ALUMNI NEWS 



On the cover: 

This rendering by Jenkins-Peer Architects shows the proposed 
Watson School of Education and Educational Resource Center, 
one of several classroom buildings that UNCW will be able to 
build with the passage of the Higher Education Facilities Bond 
Referendum on Nov. 7. 

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Stephen McNomee, Paula 
Kamenish and Kevin 
Sigter were recognized for 
their teaching excellence 
with Distinguished 
Teaching Professorships. 
Kamenish was also 
awarded the UNCW Board 
of Trustees Teaching 
Excellence Award. 

Kamenish receives 
top faculty honors 

English professor Paula K. 
Kamenish received top honors 
at the fall facult\' meeting and 
awards ceremony with both a 
Distinguished Teaching Profes- 
sorship and the UNCW Board 
of Trustees Teaching Excel- 
lence Award. 

In addition to a $5,000 three- 
year stipend, she also received 
a $1,500 award and two distin- 
guished teaching medallions. 

Also honored with Distin- 
guished Teaching Professor- 
ships were sociology professor 
Stephen J. McNamee and eco- 
nomics and finance professor 
Kevin J. Sigler. 

The professorships recognize 
faculty who make outstanding 
contributions to the instruc- 
tional program at UNCW, 
while the trustees' award is 
given to an individual who 
makes significant contribu- 
tions to higher education 
through his or her dedication 
and service to students. 

Chancellor's Teaching Excel- 
lence Awards were presented 
to Ferenc Altrichter, philoso- 
phy and religion; Julian R. 
Keith, psychology; Lynn A. 
Leonard, earth sciences; 
Mahnaz Moallem, specialty 
studies; and loanne W. 

Rockness, accountancy and 
business law. 

Faculty Scholarship Awards 
went to Carol A. Pilgrim, psv- 
chology; Randall K. Hanson, 
business law; and Martin Posey, 
biological sciences. They were 
recognized because of their sig- 
nificant contributions to the 
university and the academic 
community through their com- 
mitment to scholarship, re- 
search and creativity. They also 
of students and colleagues in 
scholarship and creative work. 
Each received a $1,500 award 
and a UNCW medallion. 

Two new awards recognized 
faculty who excel at teaching at 
the graduate level and have an 
established record of mentor- 
ing students who received 
master's degrees. The Gradu- 
ate Mentor Awards went to 
Philip Gerard, creating writing, 
and Robert Roer, biological sci- 

Graduate Teaching Excellence 
Awards went to Edith L. Skip- 
per, curricular studies; Gina M. 
Panasik, biological sciences; 
Eric D. Vrooman and Derek R. 
Nikitas, creative arts; Mark E. 
Rcinhold, earth sciences; and 
Kristin M. Smith, English. 

Academic bar raised 
by the Class of 2004 

UNCW began the 2000-2001 
academic year on a new pla- 
teau. National recognition of 
its undergraduate teachingand 
overall academic excellence 
has helped the university draw 
many outstanding men and 
women to campus. 

There were 7,870 applicants for 
the freshman class of 1 ,600; 57.7 
percent were accepted and ap- 
proximately 1,650 are enrolled 
this fall, bringing the 
university's total enrollment to 
an all- time high of nearly 1 0,000 

This year's freshman class has 
raised the bar academically. The 
average score on the Scholastic 

Photo by Marybeth Bianchi 

Provost John Cavanaugh presents 
Bertha Todd with the hood denoting 
her honorary doctor of humanities 
degree presented at convocation. 

Achievement Test (SAT), one of 
several criteria used for admis- 
sion, was 1 100- 14 points higher 
than last year. This places 
UNCW fourth highest in the 
UNC system. In addition, the 
grade point average for enter- 
ing freshmen has risen to 3.54. 

The universit\''s technologN'ini- 
dative condnues with the "high 
technology standard of e.xpec- 
R. Leutze. All graduates, begin- 
ning with this year's freshman 
class, will be required to dem- 
onstrate discipline-specific 
technology' competencies. To 
meet this goal, students will 
be able to purchase IBM 
laptops at reduced costs and 
will have increased Internet 
access throughout the cam- 
pus, plus access to 24-hour 
computer labs. 

To meet the needs of the grow- 
ing student bodv, a new class- 
room building is under 
construction next to Morton 
Hall. Construction of the new 
Watson School of Education 
and other classroom buildings 
are contingent upon passage 
of the $3.1 billion higher edu- 
cation facilities bond referen- 
dum in November. 

Todd receives honorary degree 

Bertha Boykin Todd, a retired 
educator and longtime imiver- 
sity supporter, recei\ed an 
honorary doctorate in hu- 
manities at UNCW'sFresliman 

Todd received the alumni 
association's Distinguished 
Citizen Award in 1999. During a 
40-year career in the New Ha- 
nover CounlN' School s\stem. 

Todd ser\ed as a teacher, librar- 
ian, counselor, principal and 
administrator. She has been a 
meinber of numerous commu- 
iiitNorganizations including the 
UNCW Foundation Board. The 
honor recognizes Todd's dili- 
gent efforts throughout her ca- 
reer to improN e race relations in 
Wilmington, New Hanover 
(^ountv and North Carolina. 

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UNCW makes top 10 in U.S News rankings 

For tJie third consecutive year, 
UNCW is among the top 10 
public universities in the South 
in college rankings released by 
U.S. News and World Report. 
Among the top public and pri- 
vate universities in the South, 
UNCW is ranked 25th. 

Rankings are based on several 
key measures of quality orga- 
nized into six categories to 
capture the various dimen- 

New Website promotes 
university support 

UNCW's Division for Univer- 
sity Advancement has a new 
home on the World Wide Web. 

Log on at 
uniadv to find out the ways you 
can support a variety of univer- 
sity programs and how your 
contribution vidll be used. In 
addition, you can locate oppor- 
tunities for volunteer involve- 
ment as well as calendars of 
university events. 

The site was designed by Josh 
Paul, a member of the class of 
2000, while he was still enrolled 
at UNCW. 

Veteran television journalist Chris Wallace, 
who was the keynote speaker at the fall 
convocation, signed autographs at the 
campuswide picnic that followed the 
ceremony. The message he left with students 
is that "integrity matters. " 

sions of academic quality at 
each college. 

Among the top Southern pub- 
lic and private universities, 
UNCW ranked in the top 20 for 
academic reputation (which 
carries the greatest weight in 
the overall rankings), gradua- 
tion and retention and student 

Among the top Southern pub- 
lic universities, UNCW is num- 

ber eight. Other UNC system 
universities in the top 10 are 
Appalachian State University 
(fourth), UNC Charlotte (tied 
forsixth with Murray StateUni- 
versity in Kentucky) and East 
Carolina University (ninth). 
There was no university ranked 

The complete list of rankings 
is available online at 

Financial aid wins national award 

Picture a college admissions 
process in which an admissions 
counselor, academic advisor 
and financial aid counselor 
travel together to high schools 
and community colleges. An 
applicant meets with the team 
and, after a few minutes, walks 
away admitted to the univer- 
sity with a schedule of classes 
for the next semester in hand 
and a financial aid award in 

Such innovation in service and 
quality is one reason UNCW's 
Financial Aid and Veterans Ser- 
vices Office was selected to re- 

ceive the U.S. Department of 
Education Quality Assurance 
Program's Model of Quality 
Award, one of only two such 
awards given this year. 

"We are the only school in 
North Carolina and perhaps the 
Southeast that has imple- 
mented such a program," said 
Mark Williams, director of fi- 
nancial aid at UNCW. "The level 
of service is unparalleled. Stu- 
dents and their parents are 
amazed that the student walks 
away with an admissions deci- 
sion, a planned schedule and 
financial aid awards." 

Etheridge appointed trustee 

Jeff D. Etheridge, Jr. was ap- 
pointed by the UNC Board of 
Governors to a three-year 
term on the UNCW Board of 

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He is a re- 
gional presi- 
dent for 
BB&T Corpo- 
ration, head- 
quartered in 
He holds a Etheridge 
bachelor's degree in business 
administration from Campbell 
University and is a graduate of 
the Executive Program at UNC- 
Chapel Hill. He has been an 
instructor at both UNC Chapel 

HQl's North Carolina School of 
Banking and the American In- 
stitute of Banking and Manage- 
ment Development. 

Active in his community, 
Etheridge has served on the 
Southeastern Community Col- 
lege Foundation Board of 
Trustees, the Executive Board 
of the Cape Fear Council of Boy 
Scouts of America, and the Co- 
lumbus County Committee of 
100 and the North Carolina 
Museum of Forestry boards of 

Etheridge's seat on the UNCW 
Board of Trustees was held by 
Jay M. Robinson, who passed 
away in April. 

At 142-feet tall, UNCW's watertower is one 
of the campus' tallest structures. As part of 
a larger repair and renovation effort, J&W 
Sandblasting Inc. painted the structure using 
the school colors, navy, Seahawk green and 
yellow, and the Seahawk logo. 

New dual degree 
program offered 

UNCWilmington andtheCen- 
tre d'Etudes Superieures 
Europeenes Management 
Mediterranee (CESEM) in 
Marseille, France, established 
an innovative dual degree pro- 
gram that will enable students 
in America and France to earn 
both a bachelor of science de- 
gree in business administration 
from UNCW and the diploma 
of the CESEM Mediterranee. 

"This is the first dual degree 
program in North Carolina and 
one of the few in the country," 
said Dr. Howard Rockness, 
former dean of the Cameron 
School of Business. "It is also 
the first in France with an 
American business school." 

Participants will study two 
years at UNCW and two years 
in Marseille. The first cohort of 
students started their studies 
in September at their home 
institution and will begin study 
abroad in fall semester 2002. 

Fall/Winter 2000 

UNCW Magazine 

ampus ui 

With the $350,000 gift, the Brown family - Clint and Amy Brown North, Bill 
and Debbie Brown Rudisill and Carson Rudisill - take the Seahawk Club one 
step closer to reaching is goal for Project 2002. 

Browns make generous gift 

The Carl B. and Janice H. Brown 
family ofVVilmington in August 
made one of the largest gift 
commitments ever to the 
UNCW Athletic Department. 
The contribution will help com- 
plete funding of the Nixon An- 
nex expansion portion of 
Project 2002. a major fimd-rais- 
ing campaign for the Athletic 

"We are ver\' pleased to an- 
nounce the Brown family has 
made a cash gift of $350,000," 
said Chancellor James Leutze. 
"They have been a generous 
supporter of UNCW for many 
years, and this gift continues 
their legacy of helping make our 
academic and athletic pro- 
grams among the best in the 

"The Brown family gift is valu- 
able in more ways than just the 
generous financial support it 
provides," said Peg Bradley- 
Doppes, director of athletics. 
"It gives us an incredible boost 
to the Project 2002 athletic capi- 
tal campaign, and also ener- 
gizes our annual scholarship 
campaign by upgrading the 
Golden 1 lawk Room, an impor- 
tant benefit to members of the 
Seahawk (Tub." 

Project 2002 is the largest and 
most aggressive athletic capi- 
tal campaign in UNCWhistoPi. 

Its goals are to provide facility 
renovations to keep pace with 
CAA competition, supplement 
annual campaign and athlet- 
ics endowment contributions, 
maintain athletics as a posi- 
tive reflection of UNCW, en- 
hance university plans for 
athletics facilirv' upgrades and 
provide the foundation for fu- 
ture development. 

The expansion to Nixon Annex will 
provide much-needed office space 
for the Athletic Department and the 
Seahawk Club and will double the 
size of the Golden Hawk Room. 

Brooks Field will be home 
to new Wilmington Waves 

For its first two seasons, 
Wilmington's new baseball 
team will call UNCW's Brooks 
Field home. 

The team, which will play in the 
South Atlantic League, is 
partnered with the Los Angeles 

This is the second professional 
club to play at the field. The Port 
Cit\' Roosters, an AA affiliate of 
the Seattle Mariners, played two 
seasons at Brooks Field from 
1995-96 before moving to a per- 
manent home. 

Play Ball North Carolina, agroup 
of investors led by sports and 
entertainment executive Sims 
Hinds of Raleigh, is bringing the 
permanent minor league base- 

ball franchise to Wilmington for 
the first time since the 1950s. 

Others involved are Dr. William 
Nixon, Dr. Durwood .Almkuist, 
Robin Hiott Spinks, Dean 
Scarafoni, David Swain, Dr. 
Da\id Esposito and Dr. Doug 
Messina of Wilmington: Rick 
French and Amy Hinds of Ra- 
leigh and Dr. Patrick Conarro of 

"It's very, verytmportant to have 
a club like this," Dodgers am- 
bassador and 2000 U.S. Ohrnpic 
Team coach Tommy Lasorda 
said. "We need this c\X\ to de- 
\'elop players. We want fans here 
to know that we will support this 
team because the\' will be going 
on to the major leagues." 

Seahawk Club sets $775,000 
goal for 2000-01 campaign 

The UNCW Student Aid Asso- 
ciation, better knovm as the 
Seahawk Club, has set 
$775,000 as its fund-raising 
goal for 2000-01. 

Last year the Seahawk Club 
raised over $730,000 to be used 
for athletic scholarships, nearly 
half of the budgeted scholar- 
ship amount. As tuition costs 
continue to rise and the need 

Grimes gets CAA honors as Coach of the Year 

Jacquie Grimes, who ser\'ed as year histoPi' of the award, 
interim head coach of UNC 
Wilmington's men's track and 
field program last fall following 
the departure of longtime 
coach Jim Sprecher, was named 
Coach of the Year in the Colo- 
nial Athletic Association. 

Grimes is the first female to 
receive the honor in the 11- 

She piloted the Seahawks to 
their fourth consecutive CA-iX 
title behind the performances 
of sophomores Xavier 
Chisholm and Otis Wilson. 

The 26-year-old Grimes will 
serve as an assistant for newly 
named head coach Kevin 

Ankrom in 2000-01. 

to recruit qualitv' student-ath- 
letes increases, the Seahawk 
Club is an important part of die 
success of the UNCW Athletic 

The focus of this year's cam- 
paign will be the active mem- 
bership drive through Nov. 9. 

"The goal for this year's cam- 
paign is SI 25,000 more than the 
1999-2000 goal, making it the 
most aggressive campaign in 
the history of the Seahawk 
("lub. " said lim Ballantine, co- 
chairman of the Seahawk Cam- 
paign. Ballantine and Dr. Chris 
Glendenningwill be leadingthe 
cultivation efforts of donors 
through the Captains Cam- 

For more information regard- 
ing the UNC;w Seahawk Club, 
please call 910.962.3571. 

UNCW Magazine 

FalUWinter 2000 

Seahawks kick off season 
at Oklahoma tournament 

The UNCW community was on pins and needles in August when Coach Jerry 
Wainwright traveled to San Antonio, Texas, to consider an offer as an 
assistant coach with the Spurs. But he turned down fame and fortune to 
honor his commitment to the Seahawks. He sealed the decision by signing 
a six-year contract extension with the UNCW Seahawks. 

2000-01 UNCW Men's Basketball Schedule 


Nov. 11 CHARLOTTE ROYALS 7 p.m. 

Nov. 17-18 at Sooner Holiday Classic TBA 

UNC Wilmington, Alcorn State, LaSalle, Oklahoma 

Nov. 21 at Duquesne 7:35 p.m. 

Nov. 27 BOWLING GREEN 7 p.m. 

Dec. 2 at Valparaiso 7:35 p.m. CST 

Dec. 6 at William and Mary* 7 p.m. 

Dec. 16 at Butler 2 p.m. 

Dec. 22 CENTRAL FLORIDA 7 p.m. 

Dec. 28 at Cincinnati TBA 

Dec. 30 at Miami, Ohio 1 p.m. 

Jan. 2 RADFORD 7 p.m. 

Jan. 6 at George Mason* 4:30 p.m. 

Jan. 8 at American* 7:30 p.m. 

Jan. 10 HIGH POINT 7 p.m. 

Jan. 13 EAST CAROLINA* 7 p.m. 

Jan. 17 RICHMOND* 7 p.m. 

Jan. 20 at James Madison* TBA 

Jan. 22 at Va. Commonwealth* TBA 


WILLIAM & MARY* 7 p.m. 

Jan. 31 at Richmond* TBA 

Feb. 3 JAMES MADISON* 7 p.m. 

Feb. 5 GEORGE MASON* 7 p.m. 

Feb. 10 OLD DOMINION* 7 p.m. 

Feb. 12 AMERICAN* 7 p.m. 

Feb. 17 at East Carolina* TBA 

Feb. 21 VA. COMMONWEALTH* 7 p.m. 

Feb. 26 at Old Dominion 7:35 p.m. 

Mar. 3-5 CAA Tournament 

* Colonial Athletic Association games • Home games in CAPS 

A first-ever appearance in 
Oklahoma's Sooner Holiday 
Classic and a rematch with 
NCAA Tournament opponent 
Cincinnati highlight UNC 
Wilmington's2000-2001 men's 
basketball schedule. 

TheSeahawks.vifho went 18-13 
overall and captured the cham- 
pionship of the Colonial Ath- 
letic Association last season, 
will play 12 home games and 14 
away from Trask Coliseum dur- 
ing the upcoming season. 

"Our No. 1 priority was to get 
four non-conference home 
games, " said Jerry Wainwright, 
UNCW's seven-year head 
coach. "We have an outstand- 
ing non-conference home 
schedule. My associate head 
coach, Brad Brownell, worked 
very hard to complete it. It cer- 
tainly ranks, from top to bot- 
tom, as one of the most difficult 
schedules we've had. 

"We also tried to get some of 
our older players back to their 
home areas where their fami- 
lies could see them, and we 
wanted some exposure in the 
Southwest because of our new 
Texas players." 

UNCW kicks off the season Nov. 
1 7- 18 by joining the host Soon- 
ers, LaSalle and Alcorn State in 
the Sooner Holiday Classic at 
the Lloyd Noble Center in 
Norman, Okla. It wall be the only 
regular season tournament for 
the Seahawks in 2000-01. 

The Seahawks, who went 11-1 
on their home floor in 1999-00, 
make their Port City debut Nov, 
27, against Mid-American Con- 
ference power Bowling Green. 
The Falcons fashioned a 22-6 
record last season and finished 
first in the MAC East Division 
with a 14-4 mark. 

Bowling Green is one of three 
new opponents on the slate. 
UNCW will also be meeting 

Valparaiso and LaSalle for the 
first time. 

Three 2000-2001 foes and an- 
other possible one reached the 
NCAA Tournament one year 
ago. Valparaiso, Butlerand Cin- 
cinnati made the tourney, and 
Oklahoma also played in the 

The Seahawks return three 
starters off last year's NCAA 
squad, including CAA Rookie- 
of-the-Year and CAA first- 
teamer Brett Blizzard. The 
sophomore marksman aver- 
aged 15.6ppgand3.5rpginhis 
first season, racking up numer- 
ous honors in a record-setting 

Catch the 'Hawks 

If you can't make it to 
a game, you can still 
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details as the season ap- 

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Fall/Winter 2000 

UNCW Magazine 

How will UNCWmeet 
the needs of future growth? 

The university 
is already 
stretched to its 
almost 10,000 
students in 
designed for 

Story by Phillip Brown 

At the University of North Caro- 
lina at Wilmington, the 
squeeze is on — the space squeeze. 

"There is a growing demand for 
higher education," said UNCW 
Chancellor James R. Leutze. "Greater 
numbers of North Carolinians will 
be looking to the university system 
and community colleges in the next 
decade for the education and train- 
ing to remain competitive with other 
states and countries." 

This year, UNCW had to close the 
door to 2,500 qualified students. 

"We just don't have the room," said 
Leutze. "Many of these students 
were from southeastern North Caro- 
lina who were eager to continue 
their education near their homes 
and families." 

UNCW is stretched to its capacity, 
accommodating almost 10,000 en- 
rolled students in facilities designed 
for 8,800. While the situation is simi- 
lar at other UNC system institutions 
and community colleges, many of 
the state's educational facilities face 
even more dire needs. 

University buildings have been con- 
structed over two centuries. As they 
age, the facilities inevitably become 
outdated or require renovation to 
meet current safety standards. Noth- 
ing short of a major retrofit can adapt 
1950- and 1960-era laboratories to 
accommodate 21st-century use. 

To deal with the enrollment-growth 
pressure and outdated facilities at 
campuses across the state, the North 
Carolina General Assembh' unani- 
mously passed a bill in luly authoriz- 
ing a public referendum on a $3.1 
billion bond issue for UNC system 
and community college construc- 

tion. UNCW anticipates receiving 
$108 million if voters approve the 
measure Nov. 7. 

The university's top priority is a new 
building to house the Watson School 
of Education and Regional Educa- 
tion Resource Center. The funding 
will also allow the university to con- 
struct two new general classroom 
buildings, an academic support cen- 
ter, computing center and extensive 
modernization of King, Hoggard, Al- 
derman, Westside, Kenan, James and 
Friday halls. Remaining funds would 
be spent on infrastructure expan- 
sion, technology' and other needs. 

"Southeastern North Carolina needs 
more teachers," said Leutze. "That's 
why the facility for the Watson School 
of Education is our top priority." 

During the next decade, officials ex- 
pect North Carolina to face the fourth 
largest increase in public school en- 
rollment nationwide. Approximately 
2,500 new teachers a year will be 
needed in southeastern North Caro- 
lina alone. UNCW's Watson School of 
Education is the third largest pro- 
ducer of teachers in the state. 

According to the latest figures, the 
Watson school graduates approxi- 
mately 315 teachers annually which 
is about 50 percent more than in 
1993. The proposed education class- 
room building and regional resource 
center will nearly double the number 
of educators available to work in the 
region's public schools. It will also 
provide much-needed facilities for 
educators' continuing professional 
development which will help raise re- 
gional education standards. UNCW 
ciHTently works collaborati\ely with 
more than 1,000 teachers in 60 
schools in 10 area districts. 

UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2000 

"It's part of the mission of the uni- 
versity to serve our area, to work 
with public schools and produce the 
teachers who will go into the class- 
room," said Leutze. 

The new facility for the Watson 
School of Education, along with the 
other two proposed academic build- 
ings, will help ease the space con- 
straints at the university, said Robert 
Fry, assistant to the chancellor and 
director of institutional research and 

"The amount of academic space has 
declined over time," said Fry. 
"UNCW has continued to grow en- 
rollment without major classroom 
construction. Unfortunately, it has 
meant converting closets into class- 
rooms and offices, reducing study 
carrels in the library and increasing 
class sizes." 

Currently, UNCW has 63 square feet 
of academic space per each full-time 
student. The average for the UNC 
system is 90 square feet per student, 
said Fry. 

Eve Klein, a consultant who com- 
pleted a statewide study of UNC sys- 
tem facilities, praised UNCW in her 
final report to the state as "an excep- 
tionally efficient user of its space, 
which has permitted the institution 
to accommodate rapid enrollment 
growth despite shortages of several 
categories of academic space." 

UNCW has experienced a steady 
growth for the past 15 years, said 
Leutze. "Here at UNC Wilmington, 
there is a real demand for education, 
a demand that will continue." This 
year, there were 7,870 applicants for 
the freshman class of 1,600; 57.7 per- 
cent were accepted and approxi- 

mately 1,650 are enrolled this fall, 
bringing the university's enrollment 
to an all-time high of nearly 10,000. 

That increased enrollment has 
UNCW near the breaking point, said 
Fry. "We have every classroom filled 
to capacity virtually all day which 
doesn't allow for any flexibility in 
scheduling other activities or even 
routine maintenance." 

Natalie Almond, a sophomore math 
and physics major from Albemarle, can 
attest to the tight campus conditions. 

"Last year, one or two classes were 
full, especially English. But this year, 
there are no open seats in any of my 
classes. In the Social and Behavioral 
Science Building, the desks are so 
close together, there's barely enough 
room to walk." 

For the Music Department, Kenan 

There are 37 students in Tom MacLennan's English 110: Introduction to Literature class even though maximum enrollment is 35 and this Morton Hall 
classroom has seating for 36. MacLennan said he has "a hard time turning away students" because this basic studies class (which is required of all 
undergraduates) is just one of 20 sections offered by the UNCW English Department. The classroom shortage in Morton Hall scatters English professors 
across campus as department administrators search for available space. "My situation is not atypical. I am not the only one teaching far too many 
students in crowded quarters," MacLennan said. 

Fall/ Winter 2000 

UNCW Magazine 

Here's how UNCW will use 
Its share of $3.1 billion 

Of the proposed $3.1 billion bond issue to benefit North Carolina's 16 
universities and 59 community colleges, UNC Wilmington anticipates receiving a 
total of $ 1 08, 1 7 1 ,000 over the next six years. 

New facilities $71,91 9,600 

School of education building - $ 1 8,725,000: The Donald R. Watson School of Education 
and Educational Resource Center is planned as an 80,500-square-foot, three-story building 
that will house the Office of Service to Public Schools, the Principal Fellows Program, the 
Professional Development System serving school systems in southeastern N.C., the 
Center for Teaching Excellence, the Curriculum Materials Center, the Science and Math 
Education Center as well as other support and outreach activities. 

Academic and classroom facility - $33,032,100: This building will include classrooms, 
seminar rooms, a distance learning facility, computer labs, a film-editing lab and practice 
and rehearsal rooms to serve six academic disciplines in the area of art and theatre, music, 
creative writing and film studies. Every student earning a four-year degree from UNCW 
will use this building either through basic studies requirements or major/minor 

General classroom building - $12,647,000: This building will provide the additional 
classroom and faculty office space needed to support projected growth in the Cameron 
School of Business, the Environmental Studies Program, the Department of Mathematical 
Sciences and Statistics and the Honors Scholars program. These programs have totally 
inadequate space for their current enrollments, while demographics suggest these are 
among the programs that will experience continued rapid growth. 

Center for Marine Science operations facility - $2,929,600: The facility will house all 
operations personnel and functions for CMS as well as a marine mammal necropsy facility, 
a machine shop, space for equipment repair and storage for all seagoing diving operations. 
This building will be located on the Myrtle Grove campus and will consolidate operations 
currently located at Wrightsville Beach. 

Academic support facilities and computing center - $4,585,900: This facility will provide 
faculty and graduate students with high-end technology, network capabilities, technical 
support and simulation and production capabilities. 

Modernization of existing facilities $27, 1 89,200 

Alderman Hall, Friday Hall, James Hall, Hoggard Hall, Kenan Auditorium, Kenan Hall, King 
Hall and Westside Hall - Modernization for most of these facilities includes the 
replacement of HVAC systems, installation of alarm and fire suppression systems and in 
many cases, due to the age of buildings, the abatement of hazardous materials (asbestos, 
lead paint, etc.), in order to bring buildings up to current construction code. In addition, 
many facilities will receive upgraded electrical systems and communications networks to 
accommodate increased computer technology. 

Land acquisition & infrastructure expansion $9,062,200 

Also proposed is expansion of the university's technological infrastructure, to meet 
UNCWs commitment to making technology universally accessible to students, faculty and 
staff, as well as expansion of the campus physical infrastructure to meet the needs of the 
university's projected growth. 

Hall's lack of teaching and perfor- 
mance space is hitting a sour note. 

"Since 1996, the number of music 
majors and minors has doubled, yet 
we still have the same amount of re- 
hearsal and performance space," 
said Dr. Frank Bongiorno, chair of 
the Music Department. Kenan Hall 
has only one classroom suitable for 
rehearsal, vocal instruction and per- 
formance, and it is used 12 to 15 
hours a day, said Bongiorno. 

An integral part of music and voice 
education is applied instruction. The 
department has five studio offices 
specially designed for one-on-one 
instruction between teacher and stu- 
dent. Twenty-eight full- and part- 
time faculty vie for instruction and 
rehearsal time for their students in 
these studios. 

In addition, the Music Department 
provides equipment and rehearsal 
space for a number of community 
organizations including the Wilm- 
ington Symphony Orchestra and the 
Cape Fear Jazz Society. With space 
at a ptemium, the department may 
have to scale back its assistance to 
local groups. Should voters approve 
the Nov. 7 referendum, UNCW will 
have funds to construct a new facil- 
ity specially designed for fine arts. 

"UNCWs Music Department is a vi- 
tal part of the city's cultural offer- 
ings," said Bongiorno. "Without us, 
there would be 50 less musical per- 
formances each year." The Music 
Department sponsors the UNCW Big 
Band, Jazz Combo and other musical 
ensembles and vocal performances. 

Despite being housed in a facility' 
that doesn't have the proper acous- 
tical needs for performance and in- 
struction, the department has 
excelled in student education. 
Steven Thorne was named Out- 
standing College Jazz Performer by 
Down Beat magazine in 1999. In 
1997, the UNCW Jazz Combo won 
the gold medal in the college/uni- 
versity jazz combo categon,' at 
lazzfest USA. 

UNCWs growing academic reputa- 
tion has made it a first-choice edu- 

8 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2000 

cational institution among students 
enrolled in the almost standing 
room only classes. This year's fresh- 
man class has raised the bar aca- 
demically. The average score on the 
Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT), 
one of several criteria used for ad- 
mission, was 1 100 — 14 points 
higher than last year. This places 
UNCW fourth in the UNC system. In 
addition, the high school grade 
point average for entering freshmen 
has risen to 3.54. 

Faced with continuing growth during 
the next decade, officials at some 
university campuses will be unable to 
admit many qualified North Carolina 
students. Without more classroom 
space, UNCW will have to be more 
selective in admission, said Fry. 

The high demand for space also de- 
tracts from the university's educa- 
tion and service mission. 

"While the primary use of class- 
rooms is for academic instruction, 
student activities play a vital role in 
college life," said Fry. "With classes 
in session more hours each week, 
there is a reduction in availability for 
meeting space for student, faculty or 
community groups." 

For UNCW, having the space and de- 
sire to grow is not enough. It takes 
money. University buildings belong 
to the state, and the General Assem- 
bly is the primary source of new 
building and renovation funds for 
UNCW and its sister institutions. 
Historically, the state legislature has 
used a pay-as-you-go approach to 
capital construction. 

"The pay-as-you-go system has 
proven to be a catch-as-catch-can 
process," said Leutze. "Funding for 
new buildings is allocated from any 
money left over after all the other ex- 
penses are paid. It can take more than 
one year to receive the necessary re- 
sources for new construction. This 
makes planning extremely difficult." 

However, if the bond is approved, 
funding of proposed projects is as- 
sured over a period of time. 

"The bond issue is an exciting and 
positive direction to fund capital 

construction," said Leutze. "If ap- 
proved, the university system would 
have a reliable stream of capital 
funding to meet enrollment growth." 

Of the $3.1 billion bond, $2.5 billion 
is set for construction, repair and 
renovation of UNC system class- 
rooms, science and technology labs 
and residence halls with $600 mil- 
lion for the community colleges. 
Across the state, more than 300 fa- 
cilities will be upgraded. 

While UrJCW is a relatively new 
campus, moving to its present loca- 
tion in 1961, new building standards 
and technological advances require 
financial investment, said David 
Girardot, assistant vice chancellor 
for business affairs at UNCW. 

"In order to serve our student popu- 
lation and provide them with the 
most current technology in the 
classroom, we need to modernize 
our existing facilities," said Girardot. 

"As we have grown, our needs have 
changed, and although the majority 
of our facilities are in excellent 
shape, several need to be upgraded 
and modernized to meet existing fire 
and safety regulations." 

The General Assembly began allo- 
cating annual funding for repair and 
renovation for universities earlier 
this decade, said Girardot. While the 
funding is adequate for normal op- 
erations such as routine repairs and 
painting, Girardot said the money 
isn't enough to allow the university 
to undertake any major moderniza- 
tion or renovation efforts. A portion 
of UNCW's share of the bond would 
allow the university to address the 
critical needs of its older facilities, 
said Girardot. 

The construction and renovation 
projects that the bond would finance 
would in turn have a direct and indi- 
rect economic impact for the state 

With funds from the Nov. 7 bond issue, UNCW would be able to build five new buildings (in black - locations 
are approximate) including an operations facility at the Center for Manne Science (not illustrated). In 
addition, the bond would fund the modernization of eight existing buildings (in dark gray). 

Fall/Winter 2000 

UNCW Magazine 

Q: If approved by voters in November, how v/ill the $3. 1 -billion bond 
issue be used? 

A: The bonds will upgrade UNC and community college campuses. Bonds will 
provide $2.5 billion for repair, renovation and construction of classrooms, sci- 
ence and technology labs and dorms at all 16 UNC campuses and will finance 
federally-mandated upgrades at UNC-TV. Another $600 million will go toward 
upgrading capacity at community colleges. 

Q: Exactly what will the money go for? 

A: The legislature passed a law with a specific list of projects for university im- 
provements. You can look at that list on UNC's Website, at These are projects that an independent consultant and 
campus leaders have determined to be the highest-priority needs. At commu- 
nity colleges, there is a formula that determines exactly how much each cam- 
pus will get. Community college leaders at each campus are determining how 
best to use that money to meet their capacity needs. You can look at that for- 
mula on the community college Website, ("Building the 
Future" section). 

Q: Is there really a need for the bonds? 

A: The demand for education and training has never been higher. Each year, 
one million North Carolinians - including 300,000 full-time students - receive 
training from state community colleges and public universities. As it is now, 
some universities are forced to turn away qualified students because of over- 
crowded conditions. Community colleges have long waiting lists for many 
courses. And enrollment is climbing. Full-time enrollment will increase by 
1 00,000 by the end of the decade - an increase of 30 percent. 

Q: Will this mean a state tax increase? 

A: No. State Treasurer Harlan Boyles says North Carolina does not need to 
raise state taxes to pay off the bonds. He says the bonds are a fiscally respon- 
sible way to support our community colleges and universities. Even with the 
bonds. North Carolina will continue to have one of the lowest debt loads in 
the nation. In fact, repaying the bonds will take, on average, less than I percent 
of the state budget. 

Q: Will tuition and student fees go up as a result of the bonds? 

A: No. Tuition and general student fees will not be used to repay the bonds. 

Q: Will there be some kind of process to ensure that funds are not 

A: Yes. There will be an independent oversight committee, created by the leg- 
islature, which will monitor spending closely, making sure the money goes 
where it should. 

Q: When will the bond funds be spent, and when will they be repaid? 

A: The bonds will be issued over a six-year period beginning in 2001. By law, 
they will be paid in amounts that will enable community colleges and universi- 
ties to manage the upgrades efficiently. They will be repaid over a 25-year pe- 
riod, allowing the state to pay for the buildings as they are used. 

Q: Will counties have to bear a big share of this construction burden? 

A: The bonds will mean major savings for counties. County governments have 
traditionally been responsible for the lion's share of community college con- 
struction and renovation. Some 77 counties will receive a portion of $488 mil- 
lion for community colleges that does not require a match. Of the remaining 
$ I 1 2 million, most counties will have to match less than 50 percent of the 
construction costs. 

Q: How did the state's community colleges and universities get to 
this point? 

A: Due to limited resources, many community college facilities and university 
buildings have undergone little or no renovation since they were first constructed. 
In addition, many buildings are no longer suited for their original purposes. 

Q: What happens to the community colleges and the UNC system if 
this bond issue doesn't pass? 

A: More doors to educational opportunity and economic development will be 
closed. North Caroiiniari- will not be able to get the education, training and 
retraining necessary to get and keep good jobs in the next century. It will also 
mean that the state will lose its competitive edge in attracting new jobs. 

Information provided by North C.Trolininns for tiducitional Opportunity 

10 UNCW Magazine 

and the greater Wilming- 
ton area. 

"Each new student UNCW 
enrolls adds about $4,000 
to the local economy," 
said Dr. William Hall, di- 
rector of the Center for 
Business and Economics 
Services at UNCW's Cam- 
eron School of Business. 
"For the 13-county area in 
southeastern North Caro- 
lina, this represents an ad- 
ditional $10 million in 

For the construction in- 
dustry, Hall said the $108 
million UNCW would real- 
ize from the bond trans- 
lates into an additional 
S290 million in regional 
economic output. 

An indirect economic ben- 
efit of the bond proceeds 
would enable UNCW to 
provide education and 
training for an additional 
2,500 students, who upon 
graduation, would enter 
the workforce, said Leutze, 
adding that as under- 
graduates, they would also 
contribute to the local 
economic base. 

"North Carolina has an 
opportunity to make an 
investment in the future," 
said Leutze. "Approving 
this $3.1 billion bond issue 
is an investment in the fu- 
ture of our state's 
economy and an opportu- 
nity for our students now 
and in the future. It is an 
opportunity that should 
not pass us by." 

According to Harlan 
Boyles, North Carolina's 
state treasurer, it's an in- 
vestment that the state 
can make without raising 
taxes. While no one can 
predict whether taxes will 
go up for other reasons, 
Boyles and many other 
slate leaders have stated 

that North Carolina will be 
able to repay these bonds 
without a tax increase. The 
bonds will be repaid over a 
25-year period, allovdng 
the state to pay for the 
buildings while they are 
being used, much like a 
mortgage on a home. 

Should voters reject the 
bond, what does the future 
hold for UNCW and the 
university system? 

"I don't want to consider 
the prospect of the bond 
not passing," said Leutze. 
"UNCW won't go back- 
ward. We'll continue to do 
the best we can, but we 
can't squeeze any more 
students onto campus. We 
have the land to grow and 
the demand to justify ex- 
pansion. If the voters of 
the state give us the op- 
portunity, we will fill these 
new classrooms and labs 
with students. We don't 
want to close the door to 
educational opportunities 
for North Carolinians, es- 
pecially from southeastern 
North Carolina. 

"Alumni from UNCW and 
other state institutions 
can make a real differ- 
ence in the passage of 
this bond. We need 
alumni to go to the polls. 
They need to bring their 
family, their friends and 
their neighbors. This is 
an opportunity for them 
to repay the state for the 
educational opportunity 
which they received." 

To learn more about how 
the bonds will benefit 
UNCW, visit the 
university's homepage on 
the World Wide Web - - and 
click on the banner, "Yes, 
we need it! Vote Nov. 7." 

Fall/Winter 2000 

$uMW\eK CaWP 

It's not just 
for the kids 

She waited, patiently waited in the hot sun. 
Suddenly, she felt a tug on her line. She 
called for someone to bring a net as she 
raised her line from the water. 

Cathy Olson did not pull up a fish, but 
rather a blue crab. 

Using chicken wings as bait, summer 
campers in the UNCW Marine Biology 
Camp for adults caught crabs and 
other species of marine life such as 
barnacles, oysters and sea urchins at 
the Center for Marine Science. 

Olson, an academic adviser in the Bio- 
logical Sciences Department, was one 
of the most curious and energetic 
campers. "The really exciting part was 
getting the opportunity to be the one 
learning and asking the questions," 
said Olson. "I enjoyed exploring the 
marsh the most." 

Following a plankton tow, participants 
also got to see the microscopic organ- 
isms that they had no idea they swim 
with in the ocean. They collected water 
samples from off the dock and took 
them to the lab, where they examined 
the organisms under a microscope. 

Owen Wexler, a 
Wilmington resi- 
dent, waded through 
the marsh with a net, 
and collected fish for 
the group to identify 
and observe. 

"I really enjoyed go- 
ing through the 
marsh," said Wexler. 
"I do a lot of fishing 
around Bradley 
Creek and wanted to 
know more about 
the things I see 
around the area. I 

Fall/Winter 2000 

thought the sea urchin was very fasci- 

Although many of the participants 
sank several inches into the marsh 
with every step, they plunged through 
the marsh with unyielding enthusiasm, 
sometimes going up to their waist in 
water to find various forms of life. 

"They definitely were excited and curi- 
ous," said Tressa Thompson, the ma- 
rine biology graduate student who led 
the two-day camp. "They came to the 
camp wanting to learn about the ma- 
rine environment." 

The experience was a different one for 
Thompson, who up to this point had 
only taught the camps for children. 
"What I enjoyed most about teaching 
the adults was the reaction from 
them," she said. "They learned so 
much and have a new appreciation for 
their environment." 

At the end of the session, campers cre- 
ated their own souvenirs to remember 
the camp by. Some used shells to cre- 
ate artwork, while others made im- 
prints on T-shirts. 

Upcoming programs offered by the 
UNCW Division for Public Service and 
Extended Education include: 

• "All Along the River," 10 a.m. Oct. 17 
with riverkeeper Bouty Baldridge of 
Cape Fear River Watch at the Center 
for Marine Science auditorium. 

• "Colonial Water Birds of North Caro- 
hna," 10 a.m. Oct. 25 with Walker 
Colder of the National Audubon So- 
ciety at the Center for Marine Sci- 
ence auditorium. 

• Masonboro Island excursion for the 
entire family (from age eight and up) 
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 
Oct. 21. 

• Bear Island (in Onslow County) ex- 
cursion for the entire family (from 
age eight and up) 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Oct. 28. 

• Coast Watch 8:30 p.m. to noon Oct. 17. 

• Adult Dolphin Camp for ages 18 to 
80 July 7-21, 2001, in Key Largo, Fla. 

There is a charge for all programs, and 
preregistration is required. For more 
information, call 910-962-2460. 

Owen Wexler and Stewart Jason hoist fish out of the 
marsh to identify (top photo). Camp instructor Tressa 
Thompson gives participants their first glimpse of a 
sea urchin (above). Campers get a close look at a crab 
(left, top) and a sea urchin (left, bottom). 

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FalUWinter 2000 

Online education creates 
new avenues of opportunity 

By Holly Barham '01 

New technology and online 
courses are changing the way 
education is accessed, and 
UNCW alumni can take advantage of 
opportunities for professional devel- 
opment and enrichment through their 
alma mater. 

Through WebU ( 
dpsee/webu), an initiative of the Divi- 
sion for Public Service and Extended 
Education's Community Outreach Ser- 
vices (COSMOS), UNCW shares educa- 
tional opportunities with a diverse 
audience, providing UNCW alumni 
and the public access to online courses 
to improve job skills, develop profes- 
sionally, and enrich their lives. 

"UNCW's WebU is a one-stop-shop 
that allows tradesmen and medical 
professionals access to continuing 
education opportunities," Woody 
Sutton '92, associate director of COS- 
MOS, explained. "We offer more than 
1,000 noncredit programs delivered 
100 percent via the Internet, making 
time and place no longer a require- 
ment to reap educational benefits." 

COSMOS began WebU two years ago. 

"During the pilot phase we learned that 
most of the students are very highly 
motivated, self-directed learners," said 
Hunter Thompson '85, director. The 
pilot project ran during 1998-1999 with 
72 courses marketed primarily in 
southeastern North Carolina. 

"We also discovered that the majority 
of participants are women ages 29 to 
64 whose objectives for taking online 
courses range from learning new skills 
and improving existing skills to ad- 
vancing careers, starting a business, 
and personal interest/enjoyment." 

"Realizing the demand for computer- 
based professional development was 
growing, this year COSMOS contracted 
with private sector vendors who are 
recognized as leaders in computer- 

based training," said Sutton. 

UNCW is currently offering more than 
1,000 courses in 17 categories: ac- 
counting and finance, certification, 
desktop applications, English as a for- 
eign language, health care, legal, large 
business, management skills, office 
skills, operating systems, personal de- 
velopment, programming, regulatory 
and compliance, small business, tele- 
communications, Web design and Web 
user. Students can finish course work 
from a selected category in prepara- 
tion for a certificate, such as Novell 
Server Administrator, Cisco, Lotus or 
Microsoft Certified Engineer. 

WebU participants are excited about 
the opportunity to take classes at their 
own discretion. An overwhelming 93.9 
percent of those evaluated planned to 
take another online course. 

For Kim High, a teacher at Supply El- 
ementary, WebU is "the perfect answer 
to renewing my teaching certificate. I 
am able to save time and expense by 
taking an online course, and still meet 
renewal guidelines as well as my school 
district's technology requirements." 

Jim Hoge, 57, of Wrightsville Beach, a 
recent retiree after a 20-year career as 
a marketing researcher for IBM and an 
enrollee in WebU, believes that "the 
quality of the classes is superb. It sure 
beats having to go to class on a sched- 

When asked why he chose WebU, 
Hoge explained, "I have three reasons 
for enrolling in the online courses. My 
family is spread across the United 
States. The creating Web pages, ad- 
vanced Web pages and Java program- 
ming courses taught me how to create 
a virtual meeting place for my family. 
With brothers in Alaska, Texas and 
New York, our family stays connected 
( via our Web 
site. Secondly, my church is develop- 

ing a Web site and I want to be able to 
participate in that process. Finally, I 
continue to consult with IBM and want 
to develop my Internet skills. Addi- 
tionally, I plan to start a consulting 
business and with the proliferation of 
the Internet, I needed to learn more 
about how it operates and is used in 

Shunji Uekado, a production technol- 
ogy manager for a local pharmaceutical 
company, said he "found the concepts 
and principals of project management 
1 and quality control 4 very relevant for 
my job." He plans to take more online 
courses through WebU. 

Not only does WebU serve the profes- 
sional sector, but the community as a 
whole, Sutton said. Personal develop- 
ment classes range from grant writing, 
developing self-esteem, personal and 
financial planning to "How to get ev- 
erything done (and still have a life)," 
"5-second stress solutions" and "Write 
your life story." 

The top 10 courses from last year in- 
clude creating Web pages, advanced 
Web pages, intro to PC troubleshoot- 
ing, intro/intermediate Excel, CGI pro- 
gramming for the Web, JavaScript 
programming for the Web, Photoshop 
basics, intro/intermediate Access and 
intro/ intermediate/advanced Word. 

In addition, WebU has planned for an 
international audience, partnering with 
a company that specializes in English 
as a Second Language, supporting Chi- 
nese, French, German, Italian, Japa- 
nese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. 
Current or prospective students live in 
the United Kingdom, Canada, South 
America and South Africa. 

For more information visit the Website 
at, send 
e-mail to or call 
Woody Sutton at 910. 962. 7074. 

Fall/Winter 2000 

UNCW Magazine 1 3 

Alumni News 

Homecoming celebrates the 70s 

You know the scene - platform shoes, big 
hair, bell-bottom pants, tube tops, great 
music and Wilco students getting used to 
our new impressive name - UNCW. 

The UNCW Alumni Association will re- 
call those glorious days of the '70s as 
graduates from 1970 to 1979 are wel- 
comed back to campus for Homecom- 
ing 2001 on Ian. 27. 

Also highlighted this year will be Delta 
Upsilon, the campus's third fraternity 
recognized in 1967 originally as Delta Ep- 
silon. Zeta Tau Alpha sorority sisters will 
also be welcomed back at homecoming. 
The Zetas started out as Sigma Phi Sigma 
and first organized in 1967 with the 
motto of "Service through unity." 

A day full of activities is planned, begin- 
ning with the 5K Homecoming Run at 9 
a.m. Early birds can register for $12; 
those who sign up the day of the race 
must pay the full $14 entry fee. More in- 
formation on the race can be obtained by 
calling 910.962.3261 or log on at http;// 
spevents/ 5krun.htm. 

After the race be sure to take in the tour of 
the new Student Recreation Center at 
10:30 a.m. Saturday (and again at 1:30 
p.m. Sunday). Enjoy the opportunity to 
exercise with current Seahawk students, 
courtesy of Campus Recreation. You must 
register with the alumni office for this 
privilege available to you at no cost. Reg- 
istered alumni will have their names sub- 
mitted at the desk for entry to the center. 

A complimentary drop-in lunch will be 
provided at Wise Alumni House from 

noon to 1:30 p.m. for alumni and guests. 
Maps will be provided for a visit to 
Myrtle Grove and the Center for Marine 
Science from 2 to 3 p.m. 

Relax for a few hours and then get ready 
for the Chicken Pickin' at 5 p.m. in the 
Hawk's Nest. (See accompanying pre- 
game social story.) The UNCW dance 
team and cheerleaders will make a spe- 
cial appearance. Special recognition will 
be given to Delta Upsilon and Zeta Tau 
Alpha alumni and all alumni from the 
'70s. Door prizes will be awarded. 

At 7 p.m. the Seahawks will host William 
and Mary in Trask Coliseum. At half-time, 
alumni board chair Becky Fancher '78 will 
crown the 2001 UNCW homecoming 
queen and king. Tickets are $10 for adults 
and $5 for children 14 and under and can 
be obtained by calling 910.962.3233. 

The homecoming celebration climaxes at 
9 p.m. when alumni gather in the Cape 
Fear Ballroom of the Wilmington Hilton 
Riverside for the dance featuring The Em- 
bers. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served, 
and a cash bar will be available. Door 
prizes will be awarded during breaks. Re- 
union classes will be acknowledged by 
year and all DU's and Zeta's will be ac- 
knowledged. Tickets are $15 a person 
and can be obtained in advance. 

Guests who would like overnight accom- 
modations at the Hilton can call 1-800- 
HILTONS to make reservations. 

For more information, please call the 
alumni office at 800.596.2880 or 

Outstanding individuals sought for awards 

Each year at homecoming, the UNCW 
Alumni Association recognizes individu- 
als who have made outstanding contri- 
butions to the university and the 

The Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award 
is open to all who attended and/or 
graduated from Wilmington College or 
UNCW. The Distinguished Citizen Award 
is open to anyone for notable service to 
the university and the community. 

Nominations can be made by writing a 

letter of recommendation to the 
association's board of directors, specify- 
ing the award category and describing 
why you think the nominee merits the 
award. Include the nominee's name, ad- 
dress, daytime telephone number and 
work place. Nominations should be sent 
to Patricia C. Smith, UNCW alumni rela- 
tions executive director, at Wise Alumni 
House, no later than Nov. 30. 

The winners will be recognized at a for- 
mal awards dinner Jan. 26 in the Warwick 
Center Ballroom. 

Pregame socials 
offer food, fun 
Seahawk spirit 

Four pregame socials will be hosted by 
the UNCW Alumni Association during 
the men's basketball season. All events 
will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the 
Hawk's Nest followed by the game at 7 
p.m. in Trask Coliseum. 

• Catfish Night - Jan. 13. Seahawks 
play ECU. 

• Chicken Pickin' Night - Jan. 27. It's 
homecoming night, and the Sea- 
hawks play William and Mary. 

• Mexican Fiesta Night - Feb. 3. Sea- 
hawks play James Madison. 

• Pasta Night - Feb. 10. Seahawks play 
Old Dominion. 

General admission is $10 for adults, $5 
for children six to 12 and free for chil- 
dren five and under. Alumni and 
friends who contribute $250 or more 
annually to the association or Wise 
Alumni House are admitted with one 
guest at a reduced rate of $5 a person. 

Reservations are requested for each 
social and can be made by calling the 
alumni relations office. 

Fox 26 is the Grand Media Sponsor for 
the 2001 pregame socials. 

Photo by Flank Bua '68 

Outgoing alumni board chair Shanda Williams 
Bordeaux '92 passed the gavel to incoming chair 
Becl<y Fancher '78 at the August alumni 
association board of directors meeting. 

14 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2000 

Miss Jessie's family comes 
to aid of Wise Alumm' House 

Wise Alumni House was the recipient of a $25,000 gift from Mrs. 
James L. Wiley of Middleburg, Va. The gift was given to purchase fur- 
nishings and for upkeep. Mrs. Wiley is the granddaughter of Jessie 
Hargrave Kenan Wise and a strong supporter of the restoration ef- 
fort. We are appreciative of her many thoughtful gestures. 

Caroline '73 and John '70 Pollard have given their financial support 
to redecorate the powder room located on the first floor of the 
house. Rebecca Laymon of Rebecca Laymon Interiors was contracted 
to design this work as well to update the parlor. The draperies were 
restyled, select furniture pieces were reupholstered and the paint 
lightened to give a fresh finished look. Accessories will be added to 
complete the room. 

Robert H. Williams, Jr. '60 and his wife, Judy, gave a wonderful con- 
tribution to name the Alumni Wall of Fame located in the back hall 
for their daughter, Shanda Williams Bordeaux '92, our immediate 
past chair. The wall displays commemorative items that honor 
alumni and staff who have served the association. It is aptly named 
for Shanda, who has led the association so well. 

The university continues to support the structural and maintenance 
issues of the house. Roof repair and new downspouts were installed to 
correct leaks. The grounds crew gives special attention to details re- 
lated to the exterior environment and it continues to awe our visitors. 

Wise House provided the perfect bacl<drop for colorful azaleas which 
blossomed this spring on the grounds. The house has been home to the 
UNCW Alumni Association since 1994. 

Board gives alumni 
opportunity to give 
back to alma mater 

Looking for a volunteer opportunity 
that gives back to your alma mater in 
numerous ways? Consider joining the 
UNCW Alumni Association Board of Di- 

Potential board members should be 
"active" alumni, defined as individuals 
who make annual contributions to 
UNCW and who are willing to attend 
alumni events and meetings and sup- 
port special projects. 

Applications are available at Wise 
Alumni House. A resume and cover let- 
ter will also be accepted. Submissions 
should be made to the attention of Pa- 
tricia C. Smith, alumni relations execu- 
tive director. The deadline is Jan. 10, 

Board member terms begin July 1 and 
may be held for one year as an alternate 
or three years as a core board member. 
Chapter representatives are also 

$1,500 scholarships given to 12 

The UNCW Alumni Association awarded 
12 scholarships for the 2000-2001 aca- 
demic year. Each scholarship covers tu- 
ition and fees up to $1,500. 

The following graduate students are re- 

• Kathleen M. VanKeuren of Wilming- 
ton. She received the Lewis/Wiley En- 
dowed Fellowship. VanKeuren is 
pursuing a master of education degree 
in middle grades science. 

• Nicole Wright Dalton of Wilmington. 
She received the Daniel P. Lockamy 
Alumni Scholarship. Dalton is pursu- 
ing a master of science degree in in- 
structional technology with the goal of 
becoming an instructional designer for 
business and/or educational systems. 

Undergraduates receiving scholarships 

• lunior Martin Camacho of Wilmington. 

• Sophomore Jackie L. Roberts of 
Shawboro. She was awarded the 
Gerald H. Shinn Alumni Scholarship, 
which includes an additional $500 
book award. 

• Freshmen Anna L. Cartrette of Castle 
Hayne; Anna Bardowell of Greenville, 
Mich.; Jennifer M. Booher of Jackson- 
ville, N.C.; and Sharon I. Duff of Holly 
Ridge who received the Hugh Henry 
Fox Scholarship. 

The alumni association awarded athletic 
scholarships to: 

• Sophomore golfer Kelly Bailey of 
Greensboro and sophomore soccer 
player Erin A. Freas of Falls Church, Va. 

A contribution by Frank Bua '68 enabled 
the alumni association to award a second 
athletic scholarship. 

Students whose scholarships were re- 
newed are: 

• Sophomores Brandy L. Garrell of 
Chadbourn and Cynthia F. Thomas of 

Association scholarships are given annu- 
ally to students based on their academic 
achievements (a minimum 3.0 grade 
point average is required), financial need 
and community involvement. They are 
renewable if the students continue to 
meet the criteria. 

Fall/Winter 2000 

UNCW Magazine 15 




Special thanks to Tim Kornegay 
'89, former chapter president, for 
his service to AAGA and UNCW. 
The Alumni Relations Office is 
seeking recommendations for 
leadership for this chapter. Detra 
Daniels '89 and Lynne Wooten 
'90 are serving as the chapter 
representatives on the board. 

Contributions are needed to 
support the Ralph Parker 
Scholarship honoring Parker for 
his service to UNCW and the 
former Office of Minority Affairs, 
now called the Office of Campus 
Diversity. For more information, 
please call the Alumni Relations 

Cameron School of 
Business Chapter 

Despite Mother Nature imposing 
her will and causing the second 
annual Picnic in the Park to be 
cancelled Aug. 3, the chapter 
regrouped and rescheduled the 
event for Aug. 10. Even after the 
unexpected postponement, the 
event was a success. CSB alumni 
and friends turned out for free 
barbecue, free beverages and a 
free concert. Held in 

Among the members of the Charlotte 
Chapter who attended the alumni event at 
Max and Erma's were Michael Brook '98, 
Janet Bryant '97, Laura Sugg '97 {front 
row); Wendy Cheeks '95, '99M , Keith Oliver 
'93, Debra Ashness '96 (back row). 

conjunction with the Sounds of 
Summer Concert Series, alumni 
and friends enjoyed the classic 
rock sounds of The Usuals. 

Among those in attendance 
were the new Cameron School 
of Business dean, Lawrence 
Clark, and the school's first 
dean, Norman R. Kaylor. Clark 
was welcomed to his first 
alumni chapter-related event 
with open arms by chapter 
representative Donis Noe 86, 
'94M and the leadership board. 
He expressed his interest in 
continuing to support chapter 
efforts throughout his tenure 
as dean. During a short 
program the chapter 
recognized Kaylor and 
announced that the Kaylor 
Scholarship was fully endowed 
and awarded to senior Marshall 
Butler of Dunn. The chapter 
recognized Howard Rockness for 
his support and dedication to 
the chapter during his tenure 
as dean. 

The chapter was busy this 
summer preparing plans for 
upcoming events. Be on the look 
out for a survey concerning the 
Lifelong Learning Conference. 
The chapter anticipates having 
this event during the spring of 
2001. More information will be 
coming soon. 

With the major task of 
restructuring behind them, 
chapter members are 
continuously looking for 
dedicated alumni to join its 
board of directors. Alumni 
interested in participating in 
business alumni events or 
programs should contact Donis 
Noe at or 
the Alumni Relations Office. 

Cape Fear Chapter 

Caroline Corriher '97 is leading 
the chapter this year. The annual 
golf tournament is being planned 
for spring 2001. The chapter 
hopes to avoid hurricanes with a 
new spring date. 

Plans are also underway for a fall 

Cameron School of Business Chapter representative Donis Noe 86, '94M, 
poses with Caroline Wicks and Marshall Butler, the first recipient of the 
chapter's scholarship given in honor of former dean Norman Kaylor (right). 

gathering of area alumni. Be on 
the look out for your invitation 
to join in social and leadership 
opportunities in this chapter 
which has more than 8,000 
alumni in its database. Please 
consider joining to help with 
plans for supporting UNCW and 
area alumni. 

Anyone interested in seiving with 
the leadership board should contact 
Coniher at 910.397.0452 or 

Charlotte Chapter 

Alumni in the Charlotte area 
enjoyed gathering for happy 
hour at the Dixie Tavern the first 
Tuesday of each month 
throughout the summer to talk 
and keep that Seahawk spirit 

In mid-August the chapter held a 
dinner meeting at Max and 
Erma's. Pat Smith, alumni 
executive director, joined the 
group to discuss the importance 
of the bond referendum and their 
vote and good news from UNCW. 
Alumni goodies were distributed 
to those present. As a result of 
discussions at the meeting, 
Charlotte area alumni gathered 
at The Graduate on September 
30. The chapter is actively 
seeking volunteers to serve on 
its leadership board. Alumni 
interested in participating in 

chapter events or serving on 
the leadership board are asked 
to contact chapter 
representative Janet Bryant at or the 
Alumni Relations Office. 

As the goal of the chapter is to 
get area alumni involved, inform 
them about UNCW news and 
opportunities and to host 
opportunities for fun and 
fellowship, there is a need for 
current e-mail addresses for all 
area alumni. Please update your 
information with UNCW at and copy 
chapter representative Janet 

Communication Studies 

The first summer of the new 
millennium brought about a 
fresh start for the chapter. Leigh 
Powell '96 took over the reins as 
chapter representative. 

Even though this position was 
vacant last year, chapter 
members are proud of their 
efforts to help fully endow the 
Betty Jo Welch Scholarship, 
which will be awarded for the 
first time this fall to a 
communication studies student. 

This year, the chapter will help 
raise funds for the Shirley Gilbert 
Farr Scholarship Endowment 

16 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2000 

Fund, which requires $25,000 
in contributions to be fully 
funded and will benefit a 
single parent who is a 
communication studies 

Susan Dwyer '00 was the first 
recipient thanks to the 
generosity of Joe Farr, Mrs. FarKs 
husband, and his desire to award 
a student the scholarship as the 
endowment grows. Powell, Dwyer 
and Farr have been working with 
the Alumni Relations Office and 
the Communication Studies 
Department to strategize ways of 
raising funds for the scholarship. 

Chapter members are also 
working to establish a new 
leadership board to oversee 
operations and met in late 
September to discuss plans for 
the year. Alumni interested in 
becoming involved can contact 
Powell at or 
the Alumni Relations Office. 

Triangle Alumni Chapter 

Get ready for the "Hurricanes" 
- the Carolina Hurricanes event 
that is - which is planned for 
Triangle-area alumni on Friday, 
Oct. 27, against the defending 
Stanley Cup champions, New 
Jersey Devils; game time 7 p.m. 
The UNCW Alumni Association 
will join the Triangle Alumni 

i "" 

Chapter in hosting this 
happening event. 

Tickets are $12 for alumni to 
sit together and cheer for the 
Hurricanes. Fifty tickets have 
been reserved for our group and 
can grow to accommodate more 
of our fans. Food and 
refreshments are available at the 
Entertainment & Sports Arena for 
those who wish to purchase 
them. Please RSVP to Tracie at 
800.596.2880 to secure your 
seats or e-mail Visa or 
Mastercard are accepted. 

Area alumni may contact chapter 
representative Lloyd Hinnant at 
919.460.0200 or by e-mail for 
more Triangle alumni leadership 

School of Nursing 

We welcome Megan Parpart '98, 
our newest chapter 
representative to serve on the 
alumni board. Megan will assist 
the association with initiatives 
to support Dean Virginia Adams 
and the School of Nursing. 

Alumni are very pleased with the 
new SON graduate program's 

Efforts will be increased to 
create a leadership board to 
support Megan and the 

Future Cameron School of Business students and their proud parents 
enjoyed the chapter's picnic in Hugh MacRae Park. 

chapter. Please call Megan at 
919.286.9896 or the Alumni 
Relations Office if you are 
interested in assisting. We 
look forward to all of the 

Watson School of 
Education Chapter 

Watson School of Education 
Alumni Chapter members know 
the feeling of "back to school" 
that flows through a teacher's 
body beginning in early August. 
These alumni are active in the 
classroom, in administrative 
settings and on the volunteer 

The chapter cosponsored with 
the Cameron School of Business 
a "Meet the Deans" reception to 
welcome their new dean. Dr. 
Cathy L. Barlow, and the CSB 
dean, Larry Clark. The Wise 
Alumni House setting was 
perfect for this gathering of 
alumni, staff, administration and 

The WSE chapter will hold its 
annual meeting and brunch on 
Saturday, Oct. 21, at the home 
of Janis Norris '81 to discuss 
this year's plans and activities 
for the chapter. The chapter's 
student mentoring program has 
expanded to represent all 
degrees offered by the WSE. 
This program has sparked 
interest at other major 
universities as a model to be 
replicated to assist students 
preparing for the field of 
education. Hats off to Sherred 
Weidner '82 for her leadership 
with this project. 

This summer, a letter was sent 
by Diane Evers '81 to newly 
graduated students inviting them 
to join the WSE council. 
Response was good and the 
council still has room for 
volunteer growth and support 
from alumni. 

Education alumni interested in 
the chapter and its activities 
should contact Evers at 
910.791.6989 or or call 
the Alumni Relations Office at 
800.592.2880 or 952.2682. 

One World Alumni 

UNCW's new International 
Cabinet Is working to increase 
international programs for 
students, assist businesses 
across North Carolina and 
reach out to international 
communities in Wilmington 
and beyond. 

Key advisors are Jeanette Hyde 
of Raleigh, former U.S. Am- 
bassador to Barbados; William 
Warwick of Wilmington, chair- 
man of AT&T China; and Mort 
Neblett of Wilmington, finan- 
cial advisor with Morgan 
Keegan & Company Inc. 

In addition, the cabinet will 
solicit assistance from UNCW 
alumni who traveled and 
studied abroad while students 
at the university. These stu- 
dents, called One World 
Alumni Ambassadors, will 
travel around North Carolina 
and speak to schools and civic 
groups. The cabinet will learn 
from the ambassadors and get 
ideas on how to increase in- 
ternational understanding. 

Directors to meet 

The next meeting of the 
UNCW Alumni Association 
Board of Directors vrill be the 
board retreat Nov.4-5 at Sea 
Trail Resort in Sunset Beach. 
Jay Dowd, assistant vice 
chancellor for development, 
will be the guest speaker. 

The winter board meeting will 
be at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 20 at Wise 
Alumni House. 

Directory out next month 

The 2000 edition of the 
UNCW alumni directory will 
be out next month in both 
book and CD-ROM versions. 
If you haven't ordered yours 
yet, contact the alumni rela- 
tions office for information 
on how get your copy. 

Tell us your news 

Tell us your news and update 
your records in one easy step 
at the alumni association's 

Fall/Winter 2000 

UNCW Magazine 1 7 


Becky Fancher 78 910.799.8377 

Vice Chair 

Bill Herrett'87 910.452.4123 


Gia Todd-Long '91 910.799.9046 


Ed Vosnock '71 910.675.2788 

Immediate Past Chair 

Shanda Bordeaux '92 910.313.1218 

Board Members 

Tommy Bancroft '58, '69 910.799.3924 

Nadine Batuylos '73 910.799.6527 

Tammy Blizzard '83, '97M ... 910.278.1087 

Ray Cockrell '88, '95M 910.392.4647 

Jessiebeth Geddie '63 252.261.4273 

Todd Godin '96 910.270.7789 

Livian Jones '95M 910.256.5968 

Tom Lamont '80 910.392.3033 

Meghan McCleery '98 919.380.0289 

Lee Pearson '70 910.799.7978 

Alex Smith '86 910.262.3626 

Jim Stasios'70 910.392.0458 

Tricia Staton '93 910.256.6313 

Sherred Weidner '82 910.791.2910 

Paula Williams-James '61 .... 910.253.8724 
John Wilson '98M 910.695.3185 

AAGA Chapter 

Lynne Wooten '90 910.796.0483 

Detra Daniels '89 910.762.4071 

Cameron School of Business Chapter 

Donis Noe'86, '94M 910.792.0805 


Cape Fear Chapter 

Caroline Corriher '97 910.397.0462 

Charlotte Chapter 

Janet Bryant '97 704.759.0493 

Communication Studies Chapter 

Leigh Powell '96 919.782.6780 

Richmond Chapter 

John O'Dell'95 804.935.7583 

Triangle Chapter 

Lloyd Hinnant'88 919.460.0200 

Watson School of Education Chapter 

Diane Evers '81 910.791.6989 

School of Nursing Chapter 

Megan Parpart 919.286.9896 

Onslow County Chapter 
Triad Chapter 

Leadership opportunities available 


Joanie Axsom '91 910.397.9053 

Neal Brennecke '74 919.854.1151 

Morgan Harris '99 910.350.2674 

David Keifer'96 910.762.9374 

Neal Leeper '95 910.794.1430 

Neal Richardson '96 910.362.0026 

Mike Wilson '89M 910.452.2971 

Past Chair's Council 

Jim Stasios '70 910.392.0458 

Executive Director 

Patricia Corcoran Smith '72 .800.596.2880 

Fadlities bond tops alumni agenda 

It is indeed an honor and pleasure to 
serve UNCW and the UNCW Alumni 
Association as board chair this year. I 
am surrounded by a great board that is 
the epitome of true volunteerism, all 
giving back to the institution that has 
meant so much to each of them since 
their graduation. 

This year proves to be an important 
one for all UNCW alumni. First and 
foremost, on our agenda is the higher 
education facilities bond referendum 
that comes up for vote on the Nov. 7 
ballot. Not only does UNCW and the 
entire university system stand to gain 
from this bond, but the community 
college system does as well. 

Our young alumni program will also 
get off the ground this year and appro- 
priately, UNCW Alumni Rock is our 
theme. This program is one of the 
association's goals for this year. We 
will be targeting young alumni who 
have graduated within the last 10 

Fancher '78 

f- pj^i_ years, inviting them to 
^^H^^El. become more involved 
-■^ ^" ■* with the association 
and the university. 

This year we are plan- 
ning our first reunion 
of the decades and will 
be honoring alumni 
from the '70s. Plan 
now to attend homecoming on Jan. 27 
and this wonderful event being 
planned for our '70s grads. 

I encourage each of you to get involved 
with the association whether it is 
through a chapter affiliation or a uni- 
versity event. We always want and 
need volunteers. Please let us know if 
you want to become involved with us. 
And, don't forget that we want UNCW 
alumni to get out and "rock the vote" 
for higher education at the polls on 
Nov. 7. 

More alumni give back to UNCW 

Special thanks to the 3,627 alumni who 
gave back to UNCW last year! Areas 
that benefited from your generosity in- 
cluded student scholarships, academic 
schools and departments, the alumni 
association. Wise Alumni House, ath- 
letics and others. Our alumni partici- 
pation rate climbed to almost 15 
percent! Let's don't stop now - we 
need to keep stretching our alumni do- 
nor list to further enhance our ranking 
and opportunities to secure additional 
funding from foundations and other 

Be looking in November for your Y2K 
alumni directory published by Harris. I 
hope that vou will enjoy it and use 
both the book and CD-rom version to 

^^^*^^ keep in touch with 

^^^^^^R^ alumni friends. The 

m|HJ0^V main purpose of this 

nf-^ ^ r project is to serve you. 

^ ■";:^-' ' The alumni associa- 

Ction is strong in ser- 
V _ vice and spirit and 
Sm/t/7 '72 continues to grow in 

numbers at approxi- 
mate 2,000 annually. We are now at 
31,000 alumni and have about 25,500 
whom we can contact with "good ad- 
dresses." Keep us updated. It is critical 
to our success. 

We will be welcoming our new assis- 
tant director soon who will be on the 
move to propel our chapter program, 
young alumni program, plus other 
alumni initiatives forward. 

I hope to see you at our special events 
and work with you to better serve 
UNCW. Let me know how we can bet- 
ter engage you in our efforts. We know 
that our alumni rock - help us spread 
the word. 

Fall/Winter 2000 



a $7,500 educational 
used at her school, a 

citation and a trip to 
, D.C. Valerie is the 

instruction at C.G. 
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Boggs '83 


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as Mar 
ing Ed 

manage outstanding marl(eting 
education program and who have 
made significant contributions 
toward quaUty programs which 
improve and promote marketing 
education in their communities 
and professional association ac- 
tivities and leadership. Melton 
teaches at North Brunswick High 
School and is the DECA advisor. 
He is a former chairman of the 
UNCW Alumni Association. 

Gary Shipman '77 was featured in 
the Wilmington Morning Star 
"Hero or Rascal, Shipman leaves 
an impression in courtroom," 
which characterized him as "one 
of the most respected - or feared - 
lawyers in the state." 

Arthur G. Paschal '79 of Troy 
was awarded a doctor of educa- 
tion degree in educational lead- 
ership in December 1999 from 
UNC Greensboro. 

Harold U. Johnson, Jr. '80 was 

elected to the Cumberland County, 
N.J., board of freeholders. An at- 
torney certified by the New Jersey 
Supreme Court as a civil and mat- 
rimonial law attorney, he practices 
law in Millville, N.J. 

Elizabeth McDaniels Varnadore 

'80 of Whiteville is a nurse practi- 
tioner with Southeastern Regional 
Mental Health Center in 

Valerie Hicks Kearson '82 of 

Henderson received the 1999 
Presidential Award for Excellence 
in Mathematics and Science 
Teaching, the nation's highest 
honor for U.S. math teachers in 
grades K though 12. In addition. 

leers Farmer '83 of 

is awarded a doctor of 
iegree in May from 

ps '83 received a mas- 
ici ui tuutation degree in 1999 
from George Mason University. 

David Shook '83 was promoted 
to construction and permitting 
manager at McKim & Creed in 

Victor F. Seamon '86 of Burlington 
was awarded a doctor of philoso- 
phy degree in applied economics 
in 1999 from Clemson University. 

Keith M. Davis '87 of Southmont 
was awarded a doctor of philoso- 
phy degree in counseling and 
counselor education in December 
1999 from UNC Greensboro. 

Ingrid Williams Rochelle '87 of 

Jacksonville earned a master of so- 
cial work degree from East Caro- 
lina University and is employed as 
a program evaluator with the 
Onslow County Partnership for 

Alto E. Keravuori '90 of Raleigh 
was awarded an master of busi- 
ness administration degree in May 
from Campbell University. 

Robert W. Sappenfield, Jr. '90 of 

Charlotte has joined his wife Kristie 
Robinson Sappenfield '89 in work- 
ing full-time in the operation of 
their company, Sappenfield Staff- 
ing Inc. 

Karen Penner '91 has returned 
to the United States after four 
years working in Sudan, Africa, 
as a missionary. She resides in 
Tega Cay, S.C. 

John Scacheri '91, '97 is in the 

nurse anesthesia program at the 
University of South Carolina. His 
wife, Brooke Antle Scacheri '93, is 
a fourth grade teacher at Wood El- 

ementary School in Columbia, S.C. 

Steven L. Galloway '92 was 

elected vice president of First Citi- 
zens Bank in Carolina Beach. He 
is a member of the Cape Fear River 
Watch Association. 

Mary Sue Honeycutt '92 of Clin- 
ton was awarded a master of edu- 
cation degree in exercise science 
in May from Campbell University. 

Susan McMillan Hughes '92 of 

Randleman received a master of 
science degree with an therapeu- 
tic recreation option from UNC 

Dawn Evans Radford '92, '94M, 

'99M had two poems - "Convent" 
and "On Watching my Japanese 
Students Leave" - accepted for 
publication in the anthology Earth 
and Soul: Anthology of North Caro- 
lina Poetry, published by the 
Kostroma Book Publishing Project. 
It will be translated into Russian, 
and readings will be held across 
North Carolina next spring. 

Michelle Herring Bass '93 of Clin- 
ton was awarded a master of edu- 
cation degree in school counseling 
in May from Campbell University. 

Patrick Boykin '94 of Wilmington 
was promoted to field director of 
the Cape Fear Council of the Boy 
Scouts of America. 

Phaedra Doukakis '94 completed 
the Ph.D. program in ecology and 
evolutionary biology at Yale Uni- 
versity in June. She has a 
postdoctoral position at the Wild- 
life Conservation Society in New 
York, examining fisheries re- 
source-use in northeastern Mada- 
gascar. She resides in Coram, N.Y. 

Jeffrey J. Gush '94 is a physical 
education teacher and coaches var- 
sity football and baseball in the 
Spencer Van Etten School District 
in Spencer, N.Y. He is pursuing a 
master's degree at Elmira College. 
He and his wife, Kerry, and their two 
children reside in Horseheads, N.Y. 

Kristian D'Lee PuUiam '94 of 

Wrightsville Beach was awarded a 
juris doctor in May from Campbell 

Moira J. Shortell '94 is an envi- 
ronmental chemist with Scilab Inc. 
in Lathan. N.Y., and is pursuing a 
bachelor of science/registered 
nursing degree at Russell Sage Col- 
lege. She was the recipient of the 
National Society of the Daughters 
of the American Revolution 
Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholar- 
ship in May, the Julia Wells Schol- 
arship in October 1999 and was a 
finalist in the Bellvue Woman's 
Hospital Nursing Achievement 
Awards in April. 

Dawn Meadows Deal '95 of Bur- 
gaw was awarded a doctor of phar- 
macy degree in May from 
Campbell University. 

Patrick C. Lynch '95 earned a mas- 
ter of arts in philosophy and reli- 
gion at Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary. 

Daniel L. Willis '95 of Morehead 
City was awarded a master of di- 
vinity degree in May from the Bap- 
tist Theological Seminary at 

Pamela Cumhee '96 was honored 
by the National Youth Leadership 
Forum for helping high school stu- 
dents pursue their career interests. 
She teaches at South Brunswick 
High School. 

Gregg S. Cuthill '96 lives in Que- 
bec and is on the professional golf 

McGavock Henderson Edwards 

'96 is a public relations counselor 
with Epley Associates Inc. /Public 
Relations in Raleigh. 

Howard G. Hodges, Jr. '96 was 

awarded ajuris doctor in May from 
Campbell University. 

Rebecca Perry '96 said that in her 

travels as an assistant coordina- 
tor of law enforcement training 
with the Virginia Department of 
Corrections at the Staunton Cor- 
rection Center she is "amazed at 
the number of transplanted Sea- 
hawks 1 meet. 1 am extremely 
proud of the respect my UNCW 
education receives. I hope that 
all students, past and present, 
have similar experiences." 

Patricia Patterson Van 
Graafeiland '96 of Wilmington 
was awarded a doctor of phar- 
macy degree in May from Camp- 
bell University. 

Matthew K. Zeko '96 of Fuquay- 
Varina was awarded a juris doctor 
in May from Campbell University. 

Douglas P. Gast '97 is pursuing 
a master of arts degree in video, 
film and multimedia at Baylor 

Eric L. Jackson '97 is a special 
agent with the U.S. Secret Service 
in Philadelphia. 

Holly Leyendecker '97 is general 
manager of the Wilmington opera- 
tion of Carolina Solar Security Inc. 

Rebecca N. King '98M is the vil- 
lage manager of Bald Head Island. 
She resides in Ocean Isle Beach. 

U.S. Army Specialist Jeffery J. 
Ratliff '98 has been stationed at 
Camp Montieth, Kosovo, since 
May. "My task while in Kosovo is 
ordering and maintaining parts for 

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UNCW Magazine 19 

a fleet of 30 vehicles. Being here in 
Kosovo really makes a person real- 
ize just how thankful they are. Just 
the other day I was talking to a lo- 
cal and by listening to him, made 
me realize that people are still try- 
ing reach a point, that we as Ameri- 
cans take for granted. Also, it is 
nice seeing soldiers from all over 
the world tr\'ing to maintain peace 
in an area that is so torn up. " When 
he returns to Germany in Decem- 
ber, he will have about five months 
left in the Army. "Hopefully, once I 
return to civilian life 1 plan to enter 
the teaching field. I have high 
hopes of teaching eighth grade or 
high school civics. While teaching 
1 also plan to start working on my 
master's in education, " he said. 

Ensign Jonathan D. Auten '99 

graduated from the U.S. Navy's Of- 
ficer Induction School, Newport, 
R.I., in July and is enrolled in the 
Philadelphia College of Osteo- 
pathic Medicine on the Armed 
Forces Health Professions Schol- 
arship Program. He was a recipient 
of the United Methodist Church's 
Hope Scholarship for leaders with 
the potential to make a difference 
in global society. 

A graduate student in health, lei- 
sure and exercise science at the 
University of West Florida, Lisa 
Hanson '99 received the National 
Intramural Recreation Sports 
Association's 2000 William N. 
Wasson Student Leadership and 
Academic Award, which recognizes 
students in recreational sports de- 
partments for their outstanding 
leadership and involvement as a 
participant, employee and/or vol- 
unteer. Lisa is a graduate assistant 
for both recreational sports and fac- 
ulty in the Health. Leisure and Ex- 
ercise Science Department. She 
teaches a section of personal health 
and supervises the hiring and train- 
ing of officials for volleyball, soccer 
and special events for the UWF 
Sports Officials Association. 

Sarah Hall 
Cain '99 is a 

loan specialist 
in the mort- 
gage depart- 
ment at First 
Citizens Bank 
in Wilmington. 

Mary Lou 

Klein '99 is en- 
rolled in the 
master of pub- 
lic health de- 
gree program at the University of 

Susan Hughes '00 is the senior ac- 
count executive for Meridian In- 
ternational Media and Publishing 
Corp. in Wilmington. 

Ashley B. Murchison '84 and Sara 
A. Estep on June 17. 2000. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

June-Marie Spencer '87 and Will- 
iam B. Francis on April 1, 2000. 

Karen C. Derrick '90 and James D. 
Fairley, Jr. on May 13. 2000. Karen is 
employed with Hendrick Imports. 
The couple resides in Charlotte. 

Sliaron L. Turlington '90 and 

Raymond H. Roupe, Jr. on April 8, 
2000. Sharon is employed with 
Medac Health Services. 

Roger C. Alger '94 and Leslie C. 
Cobb on June 3, 2000. Roger is an 
investment representat -with Ed- 
ward Jones in Raleigh. The couple 
resides in Morrisville. 

Amy S. Gray '94, '93M .nti Elwood 
W.Gibson, Jr. on M i., 2000. Amy 
is a senior financi I analyst with 
Pharmaceutical Prod..:t Develop- 
ment Corporation in Wilmington. 

Carrie Patterson '94 and Ken 
Clarke '94 on Feb. 5, 2000. Carrie 
works with Stevenson Honda and 
Acuta in Wilmington, and Ken is a 
reporter with the Topsail Voice in 

Caroline Wilkie '94 and Keith 
Greenough on May 27, 2000. She is a 
math teacher at Topsail High School. 

Angela L. Greene '97 and Christo- 
pher R. Payne '99 on .April 8, 2000. 
Angela is the traffic manager for C/ 
K International, LLC in Durham 
and Christopher is an account as- 
sociation with Xerox Business Ser- 
vices. They reside in Wake Forest. 

Tammy Moore '97 and Roger Allen 
in October 1999. Tammy is an ac- 
count coordinator with Nation- 
wide Advertising Service. The 
couple resides in Raleigh. 

Matthew C. Blake '98 and Sara E. 
Nutt on June 24, 2000. He is em- 
ployed by CCB in Salisbury. The 
couple resides in Greensboro. 

Mary E. Potter '98 and L. Thomas 
Freeman, Jr. on June 3, 2000. Mary 
is a teacher at Wagram Elementary 
School. The couple resides in 

Jennifer L. Cole '99 and David A. 
Jones II '00 on June 3, 2000. They 
reside in Wilmington. 

Jocelyn Gaines '00 and Roger 
Collins, Jr. on July 15, 2000. The 
couple is living in Wilmington un- 
til Jocelyn completes graduate 
school requirements at Webster 
University in December 2001. She 
is a student co-op in the informa- 
tion management office with the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Wilmington District. 

Demaris A. Russ '00 and David M. 
Helms '00 on Aug. 12, 2000. 
Demaris is employed bv the Brun- 
swick Community College Brun- 
swick Interagency Program. David 
is employed by For Kids Only Child 
Development Center in Shallotte. 
They reside in Ocean Isle Beach. 

Angle C. Walker '00 and Stephen 
R. West '97 on August 12, 2000. 
Angie is a pediatric nurse at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center, 
and Stephen is a loss prevention 
manager with Ame's Department 
Store. They reside in Carolina 

To Susan Holth-Nguyen '89 and her 

husband. Van, twins, Jonathon Van 
and Catherine Alexius, on Oct. 11, 

1999. Susan is employed by Caro- 
lina Power and Light Company. 

To Tracie Bradshaw Calfee '90 and 

her hu band Lawrence, a son, 
Connor Robert, on May 10, 2000. 
Tracy is an immigration officer 
with the U.S. Immigration and 
Naturalization Service in Eloy, Ariz. 
They live in Casa Grande, Ariz. 

To Jeff Felton '9 1 and his wife Maria, 
a daughter, Gillian Star, on May 26, 

2000. In addition to being a senior 
project manager at Ease Technolo- 
gies, Jeff is an adjunct professor at 
several colleges in Maryland. They 
reside in Jessup, Md. 

ToLindaPorterGood'91 andher 
husband, Michael, a son. Forest 
Henry on Feb. 13, 2000. 

To David M. Brock '93 and his 

wife Allison, a son, Hampton 
David, on Jan. 31, 2000. They re- 
side in Clinton. 

To Dr. Randolph Edwards '93 and 

his wife Nozomi, a son, James, on 
Sept. 26, 1999. Dr. Edwards is a 
surgery resident with St. Mary's 
Hospital, Yale University. They re- 
side in Waterbury, Conn. 

To Timothy B. Teed '94 and his 

wife Karen a daughter, Gracie 
Palmer, on March 15. 2000. Timo- 
thy is a representative with Triple- 
T Parts and Equipment in 

James D. "Jimmy" Herring '62 of 

Hampstead died on July 27. 2000. 

James O. Carr '72 of Raleigh on 
May 28, 2000. 

William G. Broadfoot, Jr. of Wilm- 
ington of June 21, 2000. He was a 
member of the Seahawk Club. 

Benjamin R.Clayton '74 of Wilm- 
ington on lune 24, 2000. 



The alumni association's 30th 
anniversary has passed, and now 31 loyal 
alumni are needed this year to become 
the first Grand Alumni Champions. 

The university's most loyal alumni who 
support the association at the $1,000 
level, Grand Alumni Champions will 
provide the support for student 
scholarships, student development 
programs and the newly proposed young 
alumni program. 

The Grand Alumni Champions also will 
assist in funding long-established 
alumni programs such as the annual 
awards and recognitions, pregame 
socials, homecoming, chapters and 
reunion programs. 

Special distinction will be given to 
these alumni donors in the annual 
report and at all alumni gatherings. 
Become a Grand Alumni Champion and 
continue to move the association 
forward into its next 30 years of 
growth. For more information, please 
contact the Alumni Relations Office. 

Seahawks play In Angola 

Three former Seahawk standouts - Mark 
Byington, Victor Ebong and Tadearl 
Pratt - were part of an ll-man team 
that in August traveled to Luanda, 
Angola, to compete in the Angolan 
Basketball Federation's inaugural 
tournament honoring Angolan president 
Eduardo Dos Santos. 

Former UNC Wilmington associate men's 
basketball coach Kirk Saulny and partner 
Steve Martin of SportsPlus Inc. 
assembled a group of former college and 
pro players, including the Seahawk trio, 
former Harlem Globetrotter Billy Ray 
Hobley and ex-NBA player Tracy Ware. 
The American unit battled teams from 
Angola, Portugal and France. 

"This was the first part of a proposal 
put together by Cooper-Metoyer 
(Communications) for the American oil 
companies alliance in Africa," explained 
Saulny. "The African nations asked the 
American oil companies to improve the 
quality of basketball on the continent 
through games like this, college clinics 
and camps." 

Saulny said this was an excellent chance 
for Byington, Pratt and Ebong to be 
seen by professional representatives 
from Korea, Brazil and Argentina, along 
with others. 

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Fall/Winter 2000 







5-8 Fall Break 

7-8 Riverfest - Visit UNCW Alumni and Student Booths 

11 Alumni Scholarship Dinner 

6:30 p.m. Wise Alumni House 
13 Midnite Madness - Trask Coliseum 

13 N.C. Symphony Orchestra* - Classical Concert 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
18-20 Senior Salute 
19-20 UNCW Board of Trustees 
21 UNCW Arts in Action - Transactors Improv Company* 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
21-22 Rock Climbing at Pilot Mountain 

Sponsored by UNCW Discover Outdoor Center 

26 UNCW Leadership Lecture Series - Cornel West 
7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

27 Triangle Alumni Night with the Carolina Hurricanes 
7 p.m. Entertainment and Sports Arena, Raleigh 

28 High Ropes Course - Challenge 2000 

Noon-4 p.m.. Sponsored by UNCW Discover Outdoor Center 

TBA Alumni Lecture Series 



1 Past Chairs' Council Meeting 

6 p.m. Wise Alumni House 
1 Wilmington Concert Association* 

S p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
4-5 Alumni Board Retreat 

Sea Trail Resort, Sunset Beach 
5 High Ropes Course - Challenge 2000 

Noon-4 p.m.. Sponsored by UNCW Discover Outdoor Center 
5 Historic Fort Fisher Day Trip 

Sponsored by UNCW Discover Outdoor Center 
5 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra* 

Children's Concert, 4 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 


Ballot Includes Higher Education Facilities Bond Referendum 
18 UNCW Arts in Action - Ahn Trio* 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
23-24 Thanksgiving Break - UNCW offices closed 





Alumni Board Holiday Party 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra* 

Walk-in Messiah, 4 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra* 

Messiah, Kenan Auditorium 

Last Day of Classes 

N.C. Symphony Orchestra 

Holiday Pops Concert, 8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

UNCW Alumni Host Graduates' Breakfast 

8 a.m. Hawk's Nest 

Commencement -10 a.m. Trask Coliseum 

Christmas Break - UNCW Offices Closed 


^ 1 Nev/Vears Day - UNCW Offices Closed 

8 First Day of Classes 

13 Pregame Social (UNCW vs. ECU) 

5 p.m. Hawk's Nest 

15 Martin Luther King Holiday 
UNCW Offices Closed 

16 Past Chairs' Council 

6 p.m. Wise Alumni House 

20 Alumni Board of Directors Meeting 

8:30 a.m. Wise Alumni House 
20 UNCW Arts in Action - Jellyeye Drum Theatre 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

26 Alumni Awards Dinner 
Warwick Center Ballroom 

27 HOMECOMING '70s Reunion 
5K Homecoming Run* 

9 a.m. Trask Coliseum 
Pregame Social* 

5 p.m. Hawk's Nest 

UNCW Seahawks vs. William and Mary* 

7 p.m. Trask Coliseum 

Alumni Homecoming Dance with The Embers* 
9 p.m. Wilmington Hilton Riverside 


Pregame Social* (UNCW vs. JMU) 

5 p.m. Hawk's Nest 
3 Wilmington Concert Association* 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
9-10 UNC Council of Alumni Associations - Chapel Hill 
10 Pregame Social* (UNCW vs. ODU) 

5 p.m. Hawk's Nest 
10 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra* 

Classics and Pops, 8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
13 UNCW Leadership Lecture Series - Robert Thurman 

7 p.m. Wanvick Center Ballroom 

17 UNCW Arts in Action - Andes Manta* 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

26 N.C. Symphony Orchestra* - Classical Concert 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 









There is an admission charge for these events 

CAA Tournament - Richmond, Va. 

Spring Break 

Wilmington Concert Association* 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

Senior Salute 

UNCW Leadership Lecture Series - Molly Ivins 

7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
Wilmington Symphony Orchestra* 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
N.C. Symphony Orchestra* 
8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
UNCW Arts in Action - Leahy* 

4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

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overtaking the rural landscape - the problems it creates and 
some livable solutions are the focus of UNCW's newest 
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20, on PBS stations in North and South Carolina. Check local 
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Spring/Summer 2001 

UNCW Magazine 

Campus Digest 

Two ceremonies planned 
for spring commencement 

Because the number of spring 
graduates has grown so large, 
the university will conduct two 
commencement ceremonies 
in May. 

"The biggest concern was the 
seating capacity," said Mary 
Crookes, commencement co- 
ordinator. "Students want to be 
able to invite more family mem- 
bers, and there just isn't room 
if there is one ceremony." 

Trask Coliseum can accommo- 
date 6,100 people, which has 
limited past graduates to just 
three tickets a person. The new 
plan would give thisyear's 1,260 
graduates up to six tickets. 

On May 19, a ceremony for 

Beverly Malone, U.S. deputy assistant secretary for 
health. Dean Virginia Adams of the UNCW School of 
Nursing and Chancellor James R. Leutze join the U.S. 
Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher, who was the 
keynote speaker at the fall commencement ceremony. 

graduates in the College of Arts 
and Sciences will be held at 9:30 
a.m.; graduates from the pro- 
fessional schools - Cameron 
School of Business, the School 
of Nursing and Watson School 
of Education - will join for a 
second ceremony at 2:30 p.m. 
Both wrill be similar to past 
year's programs, with under- 
graduates being recognized by 
department and graduate stu- 
dents walking across the stage 
to receive their diplomas. Tom 
Morris, noted business speaker 
and author of If Aristotle Ran 
General Motors: The New Soul 
ofBiisiness, will be the speaker. 

A breakfast beginning at 7:30 
a.m under a tent on the quad 
will be held for College 
of Arts and Sciences 
graduates and their 
families, while profes- 
sional school graduates 
will be invited to a light 
reception under the 
tent in the quad follow- 
ing their ceremony. 

Many academic de- 
partments are hosting 
events on May 18, 
which will be followed 
by an all-graduate 
event at the Warwick 
Center at 8 p.m. 

Media Blitz gets CASE award 

The rwo-day, 12-stop, 600-mile media blitz organized by the 
UNCW Office of University Relations received an Award of Excel- 
lence in the media relations category of the District III Council for 
the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) advancement 
awards competition. 

Organized by Mimi Cunningham, assistant vice chancellor for 
university relations, the blitz was a concerted effort by three 
universities and 13 community colleges in the region to educate 
citizens of southeastern North Carolina about the need for and 
potential impact of the $3.1 billion community college and uni- 
versity facilities bond issue. It took place Oct. 3 and 4, 2000. 

A new classroom building nears completion. Three more are planned. 

Referendum success set 
stage for building boom 

The building boom begins this 
fall at UNCW and will take 
about sixyears to complete, yet 
when it's all over the campus 
will still be in a space crunch. 

Months of hard work by 
North Carolina's public uni- 
versity and community col- 
lege personnel, state and 
local business and govern- 
ment leaders, alumni and stu- 
dents paid off on Nov. 7, 2000, 
when 73 percent of voters 
statewide voted in favor of the 
$3.1 billion higher education 
facilities bond issue. It car- 
ried in all 100 counties. 

Now, as the money begins to 
flow to the universities and 
community colleges over the 
next six years, higher educa- 
tion in North Carolina will see a 
"renaissance," Chancellor 
James Leutze said. Most cam- 
puses have never had this much 
capital money at one time, he 
pointed out. The challenge will 
be to use it wisely and respon- 
sibly, to master the intricacies 
ofscheduling the building pro- 
gram so as not to disrupt learn- 
ing and to be good stewards. 

UNCW's share of the bond - 
$108.1 million - will be used 
to construct three new class- 
room buildings and renovate 
eight existing buildings, plus 
make improvements to the in- 

frastructure throughout cam- 
pus. The school of education 
building is first on the list, v^rith 
a groundbreaking planned for 
the fall. Construction of the 
creative arts and general class- 
room buildings will begin in 
2003. Renovation projects virill 
be staggered between 2003 
and 2007. 

Even though tliis is the largest 
expansion in the institution's 
history, Chancellor Leutze told 
the board of trustees in January 
that "these buildings aren't tak- 
ing us to 2010 or 2020. We're 
continuing to grow." 

The new facilities will add only 
three square feet of academic 
space per student for a net gain 
of 28,000 square feet of new 
space as enrollment continues 
to grow and people who were 
working off campus or in 
cramped quarters return to ap- 
propriate on-campus loca- 
tions, explained Robert Fry, 
assistant to the chancellor for 
planning, who is heading up 
the university committee over- 
seeing the construction effort. 

The committee has been 
charged with coordinating 
the logistics as buildings are 
constructed and renovated 
and displaced personnel are 
temporarily relocated to 
modular facilities. 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2001 

Mariculture gets federal boost 

With more than a half million 
dollars in federal funding, 
UNCW is becoming a leading 
center for mariculture research. 

The program received a 
$234,000 research grant from 
the U.S. Department of Agri- 
culture for fiscal year 2000 and 
an additional $3 1 5,000 for 200 1 . 
Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC), Sen. 
John Edwards (D-NC) and Rep. 
Mike Mclntyre (D-NC) played 
key roles in helping UNCW re- 
ceive the funding. 

Mariculture, or marine aquac- 
ulture, is an important means 
forreplacing the quickly declin- 
ing wild stocks of fish species 
worldwide. All marine food spe- 
cies are heavily fished, and 
some are facing commercial 
extinction. The U.S. imports 
more than 50 percent of its sea- 
food products. 

UNCW studies such things as 
broodstock nutrition, growth 
and survivability of southern 
and summer flounder and the 
spawning of black seabass in 
closed, controlled systems. Also 
important to the project is the 
reduction of environmental 
problems presented by mari- 
culture techniques. UNCW is 
researching ways to reduce 
pollution and other unwanted 
hazards that could result from 
fish farming in the U.S. and 
other parts of the world. 

"UNCW intends to conduct 
leading edge research in ways 
not only to help the American 
aquatic farmer provide sea- 
food, but to learn how to rein- 
troduce depleted species back 
to their natural habitat, "stated 
Chancellor James R. Leutze. 

Virginia Adams, dean of the school of nursing, spoke at the dedication of 
the health clinic at Novassa in Brunswick County. 

Nursing takes on rural care 

The UNCW School of Nursing 
is reaching out to rural com- 
munities in southeastern North 
Carolina with the help of 
$320,000 in federal funds to 
provide primary health care 
services and education to resi- 

"Faculty' and students from the 
School of Nursing will provide 
limited services, focused edu- 
cation and health assessment 

UNCW-led research goes to new depths 

The National Oceanic and At- 
mospheric Administration 
(NOAA) and UNCW scientists 
helped launch a new era of 
ocean exploration in October 
during a two-week expedition 
in the Gulf of Mexico, using the 
nation's deepest diving re- 
search submersible, Alvin. 

Andrew Shepard, associate di- 
rector of NOAA's National Un- 
dersea Research Center at 
UNCW, coordinated the series 
of 14 dives - some as deep as 

1 1 ,000 feet -on oil and gas seeps 
and submarine canyons from 
Texas to Florida. 

"This expedition exemplifies 
UNCW's commitment to ex- 
ploring and understanding 
the world's oceans," said 
Shepard. "The oceans are a 
vast untapped store of natu- 
ral resources. Our expedition 
was a rare opportunity to ex- 
plore the dark, deep sea and 
shed light on some of these 
hidden resources." 

Investigations spanned 
subjects ranging from 
gas hydrates (an ice-like 
form of natural gas) to 
intense underwater 
storms with currents that 

Andrew Shepard took Alvin to the depths 
of the Gulf of Mexico where unusual 
creatures like this spider crab (right) live. 

threaten stability of new deep 
sea oil rigs. Other expedition 
results provide new insights 
into the history and extent of 
natural oil and gas seeps on 
the Gulf of Mexico seafloor; lay 
the groundwork for safely tap- 
ping new energy resources, 
previously unknown or out of 
reach; and add new under- 
standing of the diversity of life 
in the deep sea. 

In addition to UNCW, major 
support was provided by 
NOAA's National Undersea Re- 
search Program, Minerals Man- 
agement Service, the National 
Energy Technology Lab (De- 
partment of Energy) and 
NOAA's National Ocean Ser- 
vice. Alvin and its support ves- 
sel WV Atlantis are operated by 
Woods Hole Oceanographic 
Institution. Science partners 
included teams from Texas 
A&M University, Louisiana 
State University, University of 
South Carolina and the College 

to families with chronic ill- 
nesses," said Dr. Virginia 
Adams, dean of the nursing 

A portion of the funds will 
cover operating costs for a 
health clinic in Navassa; the 
remainder will be used to con- 
struct a similar facility in 
Bolton. These grants support 
efforts by the UNCW School 
of Nursing to provide primary 
health care and health educa- 
tion to medicallyunderserved 

Two new degree 
programs added 

UNCW has added two new 
bachelor's degree programs 
to its list of undergraduate 
offerings: creative writing and 
film studies. 

The bachelor of fine arts in cre- 
ative writing "will provide an 
intensive apprenticeship in 
writing, informed by the close 
study of literature, to serious, 
aspiring writers, among a com- 
munity of accomplished pro- 
fessional writers," said Mark 
Cox, chair of UNCW's Creative 
Writing Department. 

In addition to 14 required 
courses, the degree in film stud- 
ies will offer students intern- 
ship experience in a variety of 
film-related businesses, taking 
advantage of the university's 
proximity to EUE Screen Gems 
and the many film professions 
who live and work in the area. 

Spring/Summer 2001 

UNCW Magazine 

Campus Digest 

Campaign for education 
honors statewide leader 

UNCW is in the midst of a 
million-dollar campaign for 
education honoring one of 
North Carolina's most influ- 
ential leaders. 

Jay M. Robinson, a UNCW 
Board of Trustee member, died 
of cancer in April 2000 after a 
50-year career devoted to edu- 
cation that spanned the entire 
state. After his death, 
Robinson's friends and col- 
leagues, who include Dean 
Smith and former governors 
Jim Hunt and Jim Holshouser 
formed the Friends of Jay 
Robinson Leadership Commit- 
tee and established the Jay 
Robinson Memorial Fund. 

Robinson was well-known for 
his many accomplishments in 
education. The ABC's ac- 
countability plan that he cre- 
ated during his tenure as 
chairman of the State Board 
of Education is recognized 
nationwide. The N.C. Teach- 
ing Fellows Program he de- 
veloped is noted as being the 
leading scholarship program 
for aspiring teachers. 

Robinson was also popular for 
his role in ending segregation 
in North Carolina's public 
schoolsduringthe 1970s while 
he was a superintendent. 

The fund drive honoring 
Robinson's life is now under- 
way and will underwrite two 
programs he felt were most 

• The Jay Robinson Education 
Scholars Program which will 
serve students from around 
North Carolina who wish to 
become teachers and pursue 
their studies at UNCW's Donald 
R. Watson School of Education. 

• The North Carolina Teachers 
Legacy Hall which will recog- 
nize and honor teachers by 
dedication in a museum-like 
display. The Legacy Hall will oc- 
cupy the atrium of the soon-to- 
be constructed school of 
education buildingandregional 
education resource center. 

More information on the me- 
morial fund can be obtained by 
calling 910.962.7055. 

Endowment honors CP&L directors 

The CP&LFoimdation honored 
Daniel D. Cameron and Gor- 
don C. Hurlbert, both former 
members of the CP&L Board of 
Directors, with a $900,000 gift 
to UNCW. The gift will endow 
two professorships and estab- 
lish a development fund in the 
Cameron School of Business. 

The Gordon C. Hurlbert En- 
dowment will support a pro- 
fessorship in information 
systems. The Betty H. Cameron 
Professorship, named for 
Cameron's wife who is a former 
UNCW trustee, will support a 
distinguished faculty in entre- 

preneur studies. The Pat Moran 
Hurlbert Development Fund, 
named for Hurlbert's wife, will 
endow the faculty development 
fund for the school's dean. 

Additional funding for the pro- 
fessorships comes from the 
UNC Board of Governors and a 
state matching program. For 
every $333,333 in private giv- 
ing, the university is eligible for 
$167,667 appropriated by the 
General Assembly to bring an 
endowed professorship to the 
$500,000 level. With the match, 
the total endowment will be 
$1,233 million. 

Training center 
for businesses 

UNCW opened the doors of its 
new Executive Development 
Center at the Landfall Center 
near Wrightsville Beach in 
March, giving the universit\' a 
dedicated facility for business- 
oriented conferences that fits in 
with its public service mission. 

"We want to provide corpora- 
tions and businesses in the re- 
gion with a facility they can use 
for training and executive de- 
velopment programs, with 
state-of-the-art technology in 
a comfortable setting," said 
Bruce Ragon, assistant vice 
chancellor for public service 
and extended education. 

Operated by the Division for 
Public Service and Extended 
Education, the center is de- 

School of Nursing gifts were made 
in honor of Dr. R. T. Sinclair Jr. and 
Dr. R. Bertram Williams. 

Gage appointed 
to UNC board 

Hannah Gage, a member of the 
UNCW Board of Trustees and 
former chair, was elected by the 
N.C. Senate to serve on the UNC 
Board of Governors for a four- 
year term. Gage is general man- 
ager of Cape Fear Broadcasting, 
which operates WGNI-FM and 
WMNX-FM. She was spon- 
sored by Sen. Luther Jordan of 
Wilmington. Gage's appoint- 
ment to the UNCW board con- 
tinues through June 30. 

Kathy McDaniel talks with Meredith Powell in 
the lobby of UNCW's Executive Training Center. 

signed to accommodate a va- 
riety of group sizes and needs 
with a 200-seat meeting hall, 
executive board rooms, a the- 
ater-style seminar room and 
trainingrooms complemented 
with a full - range of catering and 
conference services. 

Foundations' gifts 
help nursing school 
attract top students 

Gifts by the Cape Fear Me- 
morial Foundation and the 
New Hanover Regional Medi- 
cal Center Foundation are 
helping the UNCW School of 
Nursing attract and retain the 
best students for entry into 
the nursing profession. 

In January, Cape Fear contrib- 
uted $50,000 to endow a schol- 
arship in honor of Dr. R.T. I 
Sinclair Jr., a founder of Cape 
Fear Memorial Hospital. 

New Hanover's gift created a 
scholarship loan program in 
honor of Dr. R. Bertram Will- 
iams, a founding member of 
the medical center. Under that 
program nursing students can 
apply for a forgivable loan to 
cover tuition and fees, and 
upon graduation, repay the 
loan or work in the New 
Hanover Health Network for a 
defined period of time. 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2001 

Four new teams added 
in CAA reorganization 

Changes to the Colonial Ath- 
letic AssociationvvhichvwU take 
effect in 2003 will pit UNCW 
against teams from the Univer- 
sity of Delaware, Drexel Uni- 
versity, Hofstra University' and 
Towson University. 

CAA commissioner Thomas E. 
Yeager said the additions 
"boast programs that are 
highly-regarded on a national 
level in terms of both academic 
and athletic excellence. These 
schools will mesh well with the 
existing membership of the 
Colonial Athletic Association 
and enhance our reputation as 
we move forward." 

Thefournewcomers.who have 
been members of the America 
East Conference, will join 
UNCW, George Mason Univer- 

sir\', James Madison University, 
Old Dominion University, Vir- 
ginia Commonwealth Univer- 
sir\' and the College of William 
& Mary to form a 10-team con- 
ference which will conduct 
championships in 20 sports. 

UNCW Athletic Director Peg 
Bradley-Doppes is excited 
about the new members of the 
CAA. "The addition of Hofstra, 
Delaware, Towson and Drexel 
is great for the CAA and for 
UNCW," she said. 

"The footprint of the CAA con- 
ference now stretches the span 
major media markets like New 
York, Philadelphia and Balti- 
more. The visibilit\' of our con- 
ference will only increase 
UNCW's visibility and pres- 

Tim Burnette defends David Morris as the UNCW Seahawks ptay the Dayton 
Flyers in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament in March. 
The Seahawks lost 68-59. 

ence. I believe our beautiful 
campus, great academics and 
wonderful location will prove 
to be a great asset in the re- 
cruitment of students as well as 
in the promotion of our ath- 
letic programs," Bradley- 
Doppes said. 

With the change, women's soft- 
ball and men's lacrosse cham- 
pionships wdll be established 
with the possibility of other 
championships being added 
in the future. 

NSF grant funds creation of digital library 

Researchers at UNCW received 
a $1.14 million grant from the 
National Science Foundation 
to create a digital library of sci- 
ence and math resources for 
undergraduate education. The 
grant is one of the largest ever 

Stedman Graham discusses his self- 
motivational system, detailed in the book 
You Can Make it Happen: A Nine-Step Plan 
for Success. Graham is perhaps best known 
for his long-standing relationship with TV 
talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The visit was 
sponsored by Jeff Stocks, president and 
CEOof Manpower and UNCW Board of Visitors 
member, for the UNCW Cameron School of 
Business and community leaders. 

awarded to the university'. 

"This library will help improve 
science and math education by 
providing college instructors 
woridwide with tlie tools to de- 
velop better lessons," said Dick 
Ward, lead investigator and 
Chemistry Department chair. 

While other digital libraries ex- 
ist, Ward said this will be the 
first major project to employ 
the metadata tagging system 
developed by the Instructional 
Management Systems Project 
sponsored by EDUCAUSE, a 
not-for-profit professional or- 
ganization whose members 
work with computer technol- 
ogy at the collegiate level. 

Ward said the librarv' will ini- 
tially be stocked with objects 
created at UNCW but will ulti- 
mately accept content from 
universities worldwide. Sub- 
mitted materials, which would 
undergo an independent re- 
view process, will include still 
photos, animation and audio 

and video clips to instructional 
modules and digital lessons. 

"UNCW has a long history of 
incorporating technolog>' into 
the teaching process. Since the 
late 1980s, imiversit\' faculty 
have developed digital materi- 
als for use in math and science 
courses," said Ward. 

Assisting wth the project are 
Jimmy Reeves, associate pro- 
fessor of chemistry; Gabriel 
Lugo and Russ Herman, asso- 
ciate professors of mathemat- 
ics and statistics; Ron Vetter, 
Computer Science Department 
chair; and Richard Dillaman, 
professor of biological sciences. 
UNCW graduate and under- 
graduate students from these 
departments will also be in- 
volved with the project work- 
ing to create instructional 
materials and catalogue files. 

Before the end of the two-year 
grant period. Ward said he will 
seek corporate sponsorship to 
sustain the project. 

Wall of Loyalty 
recognizes donors 

You can become a part of uni- 
versity history by participating 
in the Seahawk Club's Project 
2002 Wall of Loyalty. 

As part of the expanded Nixon 
Annex at Trask Coliseum, the 
Wall of Loyalty will recognize 
individuals who have made 
contributions to support the 
construction of the 6,000- 
square-foot, $850,000 addition 
that will enable UNCW to en- 
hance its role as a regional and 
national power in intercolle- 
giate athletics. It will bring the 
entire athletic department un- 
der one roof, enable the Sea- 
hawk Club to better ser\'e its 
Chancellor's Club members 
and provide a more modern 
meeting place for the Athletics 
Department, the universit\' and 
the community. 

The Wall of Loyalty will give 
donors permanent name rec- 
ognition within the expanded 
Nixon Annex. Four options are 

• A 24x24-inch Foundation 
Brick for $10,000. 

• A Golden Anniversary Brick 
celebrating 50 years of 
UNCW Athletics for $5,000. 

• An 8x8-inch Leadership 
Brick for $3,000. 

• A 4x8-inch Supporting Brick 
for $1,000. 

All brick purchases are payable 
over a three-year period. Addi- 
tional information on the Wall 
of Loyalty can be obtained by 
calling 910.962.3571. 

Spring/Summer 2001 

UNCW Magazine 


UNCW's newest documentary looks for solutions 

By Gina Roundtree 

People fleeing the city for quiet 
rural life. Strip malls popping up 
to meet their needs. Roads 
emerging to carry people to and 
from the suburbs. 

The American dream? 

For many people, at one time, 
moving away from cities was con- 
sidered the answer. Today, the 
negative effects of urban sprawl 
can be felt throughout the countr}'. 

Growth is exploding along our 
coasts, especially in the South- 
eastern United States. In 1960, 
eight million people lived along 
the coast. That number is ex- 
pected to reach nearly 23 million 
by the year 2015 - a staggering 
188 percent increase. Ecologi- 
cally fragile with a finite amount 
of land, the coast is overwhelmed 

"We're using much more land to 
accommodate a somewhat modest increase 
in population, " Dana Beach, executive 
director of the South Carolina Conservation 
League, told UNCW Chancellor James R. 
Leutze (left). "There is a direct correlation 
between air quality and health, " Or. Robert 
D. Ballard, of the Environmental Justice 
Center at Clark Atlanta University, observed. 
"Asthma is the number one reason why 
most children in Atlanta are sent to the 
hospital and emergency room" (right). 

with second homes, malls, golf 
courses and marinas. 

What factors have led to urban 
sprawl and to growth along the 
coast? What are the issues sur- 
rounding growth? What can be 
done to help the economy and the 
environment without hindering 
growth and development? 

From Maryland to Florida, these 
questions will be explored in the 
upcoming documentary, Paving 
the American Dream: Southern Cit- 
ies, Shores and Sprawl. 

The fourth documentary in eight 
years produced by the University 
of North Carolina at Wilmington, 
Paving the American Dream will 
air at 8 p.m. June 20 on public 
broadcasting stations in North and 
South Carolina. Check local list- 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2001 

ings during June for the exact air- 
time in Maryland, Virginia, North 
Carolina, Georgia and Florida. 

"The University of North Caro- 
lina at Wilmington is dedicated 
to fulfilling its mission," said 
James R. Leutze, Ph.D., chancel- 
lor of UNCW. "We must reach 
beyond our campus boundaries 
to raise awareness and educate 
the public about issues that not 
only affect our state, but our so- 
ciety as a whole. 

"Rapid growth is not only an is- 
sue in Wilmington, North Caro- 
lina," Leutze said. "It is a 
national issue. People are talking 
about it at dinner parties." 

Previous UNCW documentaries, 
including River Run, Treasure 
Coast and Currents of Hope, have 
explored environmental issues 
within North Carolina. 

"When looking at growth, espe- 
cially along the coast, you can't 
help but look beyond Eastern 
North Carolina," Leutze said. 
"Nearly every inch of the coast be- 
tween Maryland and Florida has 
been developed. I was stunned." 

Issues such as traffic congestion, 
air and water pollution, disap- 
pearing farms and forests and 
the eroding coastline all lead to a 
declining quality of life and envi- 
ronment. But does the environ- 
ment have to suffer to have a 
prosperous economy? 

Over the course of the hour-long 
documentary, viewers will hear 
from scholars, corporations, 
politicians, community leaders 
and citizens up and down the 
eastern seaboard who are trying 
to find answers. 

A solution referred to as "Smart 
Growth," which includes green 
space initiatives, downtown revi- 
talization, mixed use zoning and 
planning, allows communities to 
grow without hurting the 
economy or despoiling the land, 
waters and air. 

"Smart growth is about choices," 
said Elaine Penn, the 
documentary's executive pro- 
ducer. "Growth with less traffic, 
more green space. Create neigh- 
borhoods that combine the resi- 
dential with the commercial. The 
list goes on." 

How have communities used 
smart growth? 

Cities such as Chapel Hill, N.C., 
along with Boca Raton and West 
Palm Beach, Fla., have passed 
mixed-use zoning ordinances. 
There are cities that are develop- 
ing better public transportation 
programs. Others like Atlanta, Ga., 
are using innovative tax advan- 
tages for carpooling. 

Closer to home, community 
leaders and elected officials in 
Wilmington have begun to work 
together to manage the area's 

"We're still suffering from a high rate of growth 
and fairly dense population. We don't have the 
infrastucture to handle that growth, and we 
have a delicate environment that's being stressed 
by the fast growth and lack of planning," said 
Laura Padgett, a member of the Wilmington City 
Council (left). Ann Roise, director of economic 
development in Savannah, believes, "A sense of 
place means a sense of connectiveness. That 
sense of place is very important because ... (it) 
... provides a blueprint for what we should be 
building for the future" (right). 

growing population which in- 
creased by a third over the past 
decade to more than 160,000 
residents. In 2000, Wilmington's 
City Council passed its first 
mixed-use zoning ordinance. 

"By managing our growth we can 
protect and enhance the quality 
of life in southeastern North 
Carolina while continuing to 
grow," said Laura Padgett, Wilm- 
ington City Council member. "It 
becomes a whole community 
way of life. To me, smart growth 
is all about new ideas and a will- 
ingness to participate." 

For example, organizations such 
as Corning and UNCW have 
started shuttle services. Corning 
offers its employees a ride on a 
shuttle bus between its two facili- 
ties, decreasing the number of 
cars on College Road, and 
UNCW's shuttle service has de- 
creased the number of cars in and 
around campus. Wilmington's 
downtown area is another good 
example of smart growth and how 
revitalization can create a sense 
of community and convenience. 

Communities are beginning to 
focus on getting it right now and 
for future generations. With the 
future in mind, UNCW will create 
the Educator's Resource Web 
Site designed primarily for public 
schools. Developed in conjunc- 
tion with the N.C. Department of 
Public Instruction, the site will 

Spring/Sutnmer 2001 

UNCW Magazine 

have more than 100 educational 
activities for school-age children. 

Students will use history, sci- 
ence, creative writing, field trips, 
strategic thinking and much more 
to solve growth-related problems. 
In addition, the site will link to 
several other organizations fo- 
cused on smart growrth. Available 
worldwide on the Internet, this 
site will be a good resource for 
anyone interested in learning 
more about smart growth. To 
complement the Website, copies 
of the documentary will be pro- 
vided to every school system in 
the six-state area. 

Awareness and education are just 
the first steps. 

"Together, we must redefine the 
American dream lest we wake up 
someday and find we've paved it 
over," Leutze said. Communities 
need to come together to plan for 
the future. 

"While planning and new ideas 
are essential," Leutze said, "I 
want people to walk away from 
watching Paving the American 
Dream with a sense of urgency. 
People must understand that 
time is critical. Our environment 
is riding on it." 

Meet the documentary makers. 
Please turn to page 11 

Generous sponsor support helped make 
Paving the American Dream a reality 

Paving the American Dream: Soutiiern Cities, Shores and Sprawl would not be 
possible without the generous support of corporate sponsors and many other 
organizations who gave of their time and talent. Title sponsors for the 
documentary are the Holiday Inn SunSpree, Sprint PCS and Weyerhaeuser. 
When representatives were asked why their corporations helped support 
Paving the American Dream, they had the following to say: 

"As a good example of an environmentally-sensitive 

development, the Holiday Inn Sunspree takes smart 

growth seriously and knows its impact on the 

community, especially the environment. It is a 

natural connection that we would want to help 

UNCW with this endeavor. We strongly support the 

university's commitment to the community and its 

efforts to educate the public about the issues surrounding growth." 

- Anne Marie Hartman, general manager. Holiday Inn SunSpree 

^ ■ - 0#*0® "This documentary provides an excellent vehicle 
wPrillX rOw in which to educate the community on the 

realities of smart growth and to explore all sides 
of the issue. Not only does this documentary discuss issues in North Carolina, 
it explores growth along much of the Eastern Seaboard. Sprint PCS is thrilled 
to partner with UNCW to raise awareness about growth-related issues to such 
a large audience." - Dennis Doepl<er, regional director. Sprint PCS 

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"Weyerhaeuser had a great experience working with 

Chancellor Leutze and UNCW on the Neuse River documentary 

Currents of Hope, so we were very receptive when they 

approached us about this project. We think smart growth is 

an extremely important topic for our state to address. From 

Weyerhaeuser's point of view, we think managed, sustainable 

forests are a great way to conserve green space. We also believe that real 

estate development for population growth should enhance the environment 

rather than supplant it. Paving the American Dream will add a lot to the 

public discussion of this very important topic. Weyerhaeuser is proud to 

help sponsor the documentary." - Marc Finlayson, Weyerhaueser 

"Free, unrestricted use of property is going 
to lead to the degradation of the environment 
at a far more rapid rate than it should 
have, " UNCW biological sciences professor 
Courtney Hackney believes (left). Elizabeth 
Plater Zyberk, dean of the School of 
Architecture at the University of Miami and 
copartner of DPZ Architects (right), believes, 
'i "Much of the movement to reform the 
suburban picture has to do with the fact that 
people don't want to be living in this 
characterless place. " 

8 UNCW Magazine 

SpringlSiunmer 2001 

James R. Leutze was sworn is as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington on April 5, 1991. Presiding at the 
ceremony was A/.C. Chief Justice James G. Exum Jr. and CD. Spongier, who was president of the UNC system at the time. 

Its been a ''dynamic decade 


University reaches new heights 
during Leutze's 10-year tenure 

By Dan Guy '01 

People may wonder how the 
value of a college degree can in- 
crease. But UNCW alumni under- 
stand that a degree can indeed 
increase in value, because they 
have seen it happen the last 10 
years under the leadership of Dr. 
James R. Leutze. 

"One of the things we know is that 
the value of our diploma increases 
because of the status our univer- 
sity has attained," said Becky 
Fancher, chair of the UNCW 
Alumni Association Board of Di- 
rectors. "Dr. Leutze has raised the 
bar for academic standards." 

According to U.S. News and 
World Report's "America's Best 
Colleges" guide, UNCW rose 
from 23rd out of 150 public uni- 
versities in the South in 1992 to 
become one of the top 10 re- 
gional undergraduate public uni- 
versities in the South for 2000. 
The university also boasts one of 
the top five marine biology pro- 
grams in the nation, according to 
the Go arm an Report. 

"Dr. Leutze sees something, envi- 
sions what it can become and then 
takes it to that level," Fancher said. 
"People recognize us now not as 

the college down the road, but the 
university for the region." 

Students looking for a college 
education have considered 
UNCW to be an educational 
leader. Over the last 10 years, 
freshman applications are up 40 
percent and total enrollment is up 
41 percent. The average SAT for 
entering freshmen is now 1,100, 
and their high school grade point 
average is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

"Dr. Leutze's leadership has af- 
fected the entire university, and he 
has challenged the university (to 
achieve) higher standards," said 

Spring/Summer 2001 

UNCW Magazine 

Robert Warwick '55, former mem- 
ber of the UNCW Board of Trust- 
ees and current member of the 
UNC Board of Governors. "He has 
brought the university recognition 
within the state and the nation." 

The university has a had remark- 
able Ust of accomphshments dur- 
ing the last decade. It has seen its 
operating budget grow from $60 
million to $134 million. The num- 
ber of faculty has grown 62 per- 
cent to 609. Capital projects have 
increased from $2 million to $74 
million, with another $108 milHon 
to come from the higher educa- 
tion facilities bond issue that 
passed overwhelmingly by 73 per- 
cent in 2000. 

The campus has seen the addi- 
tion of several new facilities: 
Warwick Center (1991), Dobo 
Science Hall (1996), the Center 
for Marine Science at Myrtle 
Grove (1999), a student recre- 
ation center (1999), international 
and honors residences (1999) 
and a classroom building cur- 
rently under construction. 

The impacts of campus beautifi- 
cation and improvement 
projects, such as the campus 
commons, Eaton Plaza and the 
designation of the campus as an 
arboretum are readily visible. 

"Dr. Leutze has brought vision 
and energy [to the university] at 
the right time," said Hannah 
Gage, former chair of the UNCW 
Board of trustees and newly ap- 
pointed member of the UNC 
Board of Governors. "The 
strength of his leadership en- 
abled the school to move ahead. 
Dr. Leutze is a once-in-a-lifetime 
kind of leader." 

Many new academic programs 
have been developed during the 
last 10 years including interna- 
tional student exchanges with 26 
universities worldwide and 

The UNCW Alumni Association hosted a reception at Wise Alumni House recognizing Dr. James Leutze 
for his many accomplishments during his "dynamic decade" as chancellor at UNCW. As part of the 
recognition, the association presented him with a framed limited edition print of Mart Kuntsler's 
painting, "The Gunner and the Colonel. " James Stasias, former board chair, made the presentation. 

bachelor's degree and master's 
degree programs in creative 
writing, film studies, liberal 
studies, psychology, accoun- 
tancy, school administration, 
marine science, nursing and in- 
structional technology. Pending 
UNCW Board of Governor's ap- 
proval are a master of public ad- 
ministration degree and the 
university's first Ph.D. program, 
in marine biology. 

"Jim Leutze's vision of the role of 
the university is based on service 
to the people of the state, provid- 
ing quality undergraduate educa- 
tion as well as outreach," said 
Mark Lanier, special assistant to 
the chancellor. "What he sees is a 
university connected to the 

In that respect, the university 
created the Division for Public 
Service and Extended Education, 
established transfer articulation 
agreements with nine area com- 
munity colleges and supported 

the Professional Development 
System through the Watson 
School of Education which works 
with teachers in 65 public 
schools in 11 area districts. 

"Jim Leutze is a big believer in 
the saying that 'the borders of 
the campus are contiguous with 
the borders of the state.' If the 
university expects to have the 
support of the entire state, it 
needs to support the entire 
state," Lanier said. 

Leutze has lead the university to 
pioneer technological advance- 
ments in southeastern North 
Carolina including the Vision 
Carolina project, which linked 
UNCW to high schools, commu- 
nity colleges and hospitals state- 
wide and was a pilot for the 
North Carolina Information 
Highway. He has been an advo- 
cate for Web-assisted and Web- 
based learning, including the 
development of his own course 
on military history. Last year, 

10 UNCWI Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2001 

^Dr. Leutze's LEADERSHIP has affected 
the entire university/, and he has 
challenged the university [to achieve] 
HIGHER STANDARDS. He has brought 
the university RECOGNITION within the 
state and the nation. ' 

- Robert Warwick 

Leutze was appointed by the gov- 
ernor to chair the Rural Internet 
Access Authority, whose mission 
is to maice high speed Internet 
access available to every North 
Carolina citizen by 2003. 

"Jim Leutze is busy seven days a 
week, between his visibility on 
campus and in the local com- 
munity, travel around the state, 
and travel overseas to establish 
contacts for the university in 
other countries," Lanier said. 
"He's actively involved in pro- 
moting this university on almost 
a nonstop basis." 

Among numerous accomplish- 
ments, the university has 
achieved success in fund-raising 
efforts during the last 10 years. 

There has been an increase in 
alumni giving to 14.7 percent, an 
increase in the endowment from 
$4.97 million to $20.5 million and 
the completion of the 
university's first comprehensive 
capital campaign which raised 
$25 million. 

Leutze has also produced three 
award-winning documentaries 
that heightened the university's 
visibility as a leader in natural 
environmental concerns and 
economic development. His 
fourth documentary on smart 
growth will air on PBS in May. 

"He would be the first to tell you 
he doesn't deserve all the credit," 
Lanier said. "He looks for good 
people with the same values and 

the same level of enthusiasm, 
delegates to them, and lets 
them do good things." 

Lanier described Leutze as be- 
ing charismatic and projecting 
the image of a leader. 

"When he first got here, he was 
given the nickname 'Fireball 
Leutze.' That accurately de- 
scribes his energy level to make 
the job happen," Lanier said. 
"He gets the best out of other 
people by encouraging them to 
think big, not to settle for sec- 
ond best. That's part of what 
leadership is all about." 

He explained that there is also a 
warm personal side of Leutze, 
and that he cares about people. 

"He encourages people to be 
positive and contributory, not to 
tear things down, but instead, if 
you've got a better idea of how 
to do something, he's wide open 
to hear it," Lanier said. "He 
wants to do it the best way, 
whether it's his way or not." 

Dan Guy is graduating in May 2001 
with a bachelor's degree in communi- 
cation studies. He is news editor of 
The Seahavvk. 

Buttino, Penn key players in documentary production 


UNCW Chancellor James 
Leutze discusses the 
documentary with Lou 

Believing lie could lament 
television's poor quality 
or do something about it, 
Lou Buttino decided to 
become active in docu- 
mentaries because they 
can be an effective teach- 
ing tool. He sees them as 
a wfay to inform and in- 
spire. His work has nearly 
always focused on hu- 
manitarian concerns. 

Buttino has been involved 
with more than 20 films 
and has earned 14 state, 

national or international writing and 

documentary awards. 

Among his notable documentaries are 
Even the Heavens Weep (1985J which 

explored the unjust treatment of coal 
miners and helped pass federal legisla- 
tion regarding black lung disease, 
Honduran Hope (2001) which has 
helped raise more than $50,000 for the 
relief of victims of Hurricane Mitch, 
and Together: A Seahawlc Season (1999) 
which took a behind-the-scenes look 
at the UNCW men's basketball pro- 
gram, focusing on team-building, 
character and the importance of aca- 

Buttino is currently taking a leave of 
absence from his duties as professor of 
communication studies at UNCW 
where he has worked since 1995. 

Since 1993, Elaine Penn has served as 
project director, executive producer and 
chief fund-raiser for the university's 

various environmental education 
projects, which include the award-win- 
ning documentaries Currents of Hope, 
Treasure Coast and River Run. 

She has raised more than $950,000 to 
cover the costs of production for these 
films in addition to coordinating their 
production and developing supple- 
mental educational materials for pub- 
lic schools. 

A talented singer and songwriter, Penn 
wrote and recorded the title song for 
Paving the American Dream, titled "It's 
a Gift." 

In her spare time, Penn travels around 
the state as a motivational speaker and 
workshop facilitator on a variety of 
topics including leadership, women's 
issues, wellness and diversity. 

Spring/Summer 2001 

UNCW Magazine 1 1 

Four themes interlock academics 

By John C. Cavanough, Ph.D. 

UNCW is blessed with an abundance of talented faculty, students and staff. Our rapid 
growth has enabled us to build a diverse mix of academic programs that provides stu- 
dents a wide array of opportunities to learn. 

With this diversity, though, comes the challenge of trying to make sense out of our cur- 
riculum and to make smart, timely and innovative decisions about its future. To achieve 
these goals it is helpful to have a small set of themes that guide the development of new 
programs and the deployment of resources. 

Over the past year, four integrative themes have been identified which provide a way to knit 
the fabric of our academic programs. Each program can easily connect to one or more 
themes. Taken together, these themes provide an intellectual environment unique to UNCW. 

Regional Engagement 

UNCW's coastal location places it in the 
midst of many complex issues, such as 
rapid population and economic growth 
as well as the coexistence of great 
wealth and poverty. Other pressing is- 
sues include a shortage of qualified 
teachers, lack of access to technology, 
concerns about water quality and health 
care, among many others. 

UNCW has a long history of regional en- 
gagement through its academic pro- 
grams, (such as teacher education, 
business, nursing and allied health, psy- 
chology, social work and public admin- 
istration to name but a few), 
service-learning and volunteerism. A 
major focus of these programs is to 
work in full concert with regional au- 
thorities in developing and implement- 
ing ways of addressing these issues by 
serving as a discoverer of new knowl- 
edge, facilitator of open discussions and 
partner in implementing solutions. 

Natural Environment 

Issues related to the environment and 
natural surroundings, such as water 
quality, ecology, human behavior, 
health and the like, are complex and in- 
terdisciplinary, but essential for the sur- 
vival of us all. Many academic programs 
at UNCW already have the natural envi- 
ronment as their primary focus, and 
many others provide support for them. 

For example, it is essential that students 
acquire the critical thinking skills neces- 
sary to inform themselves on issues 
concerning the environment, to articu- 
late them clearly and fully grasp the 
ethical and moral implications of hu- 
man action on the environment. 

Information Technology 

Understanding and being facile with the 
many forms of information technology 
has become essential for success. In our 
view, the best way to accomplish this is 
to fully integrate technology in the 
teaching-learning enterprise, which in 
turn will open new possibilities for 
building on the strength of UNCW's 
unique faculty-student partnership. 

The Technology College, electronic li- 
brary resources and department-based 
computing competencies provide the 
foundation for transforming the learn- 
ing process. Well-designed and strategic 
use of technology will also provide ways 
for easing our space problems and en- 
able our faculty, staff and students to 
work smarter, more effectively and 
more efficiently and improve our posi- 
tion in the higher education market- 

John C. Cavanaugh is UNCW's provost 
and vice clwncellorfor academic affairs. 

l > g g ^ ^ Internationalization 

Being in the city that has served for cen- 
turies as the chief port of North Carolina 
gives UNCW a window on the world. By 
embracing this history, UNCW can 
emerge as an institution that fosters an 
international perspective throughout the 
curriculum in two ways. 

First, it means that UNCW looks through- 
out the world for the best ways of ad- 
dressing the pressing problems in our 
region. This worldwide search will greatly 
enhance UNCW's ability' to achieve its 
mission of regional engagement. 

Second, it provides UNCW students the 
opportunity to broaden their experi- 
ences through a wide range of tradi- 
tional study abroad and exchange 
programs, which also provide the oppor- 
tunity for UNCW to host students and 
scholars from around the world. 

Every department on campus has an im- 
portant role to play in each of these 
themes. By making explicit connections 
with them, our students will have a 
much easier way of experiencing con- 
nections across disciplines and have a 
much richer understanding that no one 
discipline can provide all the knowledge 
necessary to understand an issue. 

Finally, by having a relatively small set of 
academic themes. UNCW is in a much 
stronger position to identif\' what we 
stand for academically and to market our 
unique opportunities of study to both pro- 
spective students and key constituencies. 

12 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2001 

cKin' on to fame 

By Will Blount '00 

Ever dream of being a rock star? 

For Christopher Spruill '94, Scott 
MacConnell '93 and Alan Callahan '92, 
the dream is becoming a reality, 

The three UNCW graduates are part of 
the rock band Far Too Jones. The band 
earned its name when a friend joked 
that the guys were far too jonesing 
(struggling, in layman's terms) for 
money — not too much of a stretch for 
most college students. 

Currently based in Raleigh, the band 
got its start at UNCW in the early 1990s 
while Spruill was studying criminal 
justice and Callahan was juggling fig- 
ures in accounting. Spruill could sing, 
and Callahan knew how to play acous- 
tic guitar; soon the two began perform- 
ing at parties. They were eventually 
joined by drummer MacConnell, an En- 
glish major. By 1994, the band had offi- 
cially formed with Kirk Thompson '92 
as its manager. 

The band played primarily at the Mad 
Monk, which according to Spruill was 
the premier music club in Wilmington 
from the late 1980s to the mid '90s. 
"Everyone went to the Mad Monk," 
Spruill said, noting that the downtown 
scene had not yet emerged. 

Far Too Jones's first album was Crawl- 
ing Out from Under and helped so- 
lidify a fan base and spread the band's 
name throughout the Southeast. 

Far Too Jones' latest CD is Shame and Her Sister. 

Maybe the most important thing to 
happen was having the program di- 
rector at G-105 in Raleigh add the 
band's song "As Good As You" to 
heavy rotation. Sales of the band's 
CD immediately rose in the Triangle. 

Far Too Jones was no longer an un- 

The band capitalized on the abun- 
dance of airplay by constantly tour- 
ing and continuing to sell more 
copies of Crawling. After successful 
regional sales figures, people in the 
music industry started to take notice 
of Far Too Jones. In April 1998 the 
band signed with Mammoth Records, 
a Carrboro-based record label. 

Soon the band members found them- 
selves in a Los Angeles recording stu- 
dio. They collaborated with producer 
Gavin MacKillop, who worked with 
Toad the Wet Sprocket, to produce 
Picture Postcard Walls in 1998. The al- 
bum utilizes various guitars and am- 
plifiers to produce a sonically diverse 
group of songs. 

Unfortunately, the band left Mammoth 
Records after the Disney Corporation 
bought the label and began making 
changes the members felt were not in 
the best interest of the band. Many of 
those who had worked with and be- 
lieved in the band were no longer 
around. After finishing recording and 
mixing its new album, the band asked 
and was let out of its contract with 

The album in question. Shame and Her 
Sister, was released Nov. 7 indepen- 
dently on the band's own label, 
Aszams Records and distributed na- 
tionally by Redeye Distribution. How- 
ever, the band is not against major 
recording labels and even had discus- 
sions with several major recording la- 
bels before deciding to go the 
independent route. 

Front man Spruill said, "We're really 
excited about putting this record out 
ourselves. That's how this band started 

Far Too Jones band members are Scott MacConnell 
'93, Alan Callahan '92, Dave Dicke, Needham 
Park and Christopher Spruill '94. Band manager 
Kirk Thompson '92 is also a UNCW grad. 

in the first place, and it will be good to 
be able to control our career again. 

"The songwriting approach was differ- 
ent for us on this album," he said "We 
came at it from a very personal and 
honest place this time. We didn't want 
to make the same record we made in 
Picture Postcard Walls, because we've 
moved forward from there, both per- 
sonally and as a band, and I think this 
album really shows that." 

In an on-line review, Andrew Ellis, 
PopMatters music critic, wrote, 
"Shame And Her Sister is an accom- 
plished record from a talented band 
whose energy and delivery manages to 
separate them from the host of mun- 
dane bands populating this genre." 

Spruill offers this advice for up-and- 
coming bands - "Keep writing, playing 
and releasing your own music. Work 
toward building a fan base. Record 
company executives are looking for a 
band that has proven itself." 

Far Too Jones performs regularly in 
North and South Carolina. Upcoming 
are April 27 at Sundance in Colum- 
bia, April 28 at the Center City Fest in 
Charlotte, May 4 at Ziggy's in Winston- 
Salem, May 1 1 at KZL's Friday @ Five 
in Greensboro and May 12 at Lincoln 
Theatre in Raleigh. Chart their 
progress at their Website 

Will Blount graduated in December 2000 
with a bachelor's degree in comnuuiica- 
tion studies. 

Spring! Summer 2001 

UNCW Magazine 13 

Alumni News 

Melton, Block honored 
at annual ceremony 

Norm Melton '74 and Hannah S. Block 
were honored at homecoming with the 
2001 UNCVV Alumni Association awards. 

Melton, who received the 2001 Alum- 
nus of the Year Award, is a former 
alumni board of directors chair. He 
has been a marketing teacher and 
DECA advisor at North Brunswick High 
School since 1979. In that position he 
has received many local and state hon- 
ors and has provided outstanding 
leadership to students involved in the 
DECA program, many of whom have 
gone on to win state and national 
competitions. The program itself has 
won numerous awards including the 
Governor's Award for Outstanding Vol- 
unteer Service for four years. 

Melton is the driving force be- 
hind the annual North 
Brunswick High School and 
community effort to collect 
food and gifts for Thanksgiv- 
ing food baskets and the 
Christmas angel tree pro- 
gram. Well-known for his car- 
ing and concern for students, 
especially those who are less 
fortunate. Melton has 
throughout the years "pro- 
vided them with opportuni- 
ties to succeed as students so 
they could succeed in the world of 
work," fellow teacher and alumnus 
Frank Bua '68 wrote in his nomination 

Melton has been active in the alumni 
association since 1984, serving in nu- 
merous volunteer leadership posi- 
tions, including 1996-97 board 
chairman, when the association com- 
pleted its $400,000 loan obligation for 
renovation to Wise Alumni House. He 
currently serves on the past 
chairman's committee. 

Hannah Block was the recipient of the 
association's Distinguished Citizen of 
the Year Award. In his speech recog- 
nizing Block, Tyrone Rowell, senior as- 



sociate vice 
chancellor for 
advancement at 
UNCW, said, 
"Her fingerprints 
can be found on 
almost every sig- 
nificant and 
positive move- 
ment this town 
has experienced 
for the past 65 

Her many accomplishments include 
being the first female head lifeguard 
on the N.C. coast at Carolina Beach 
during World War II. She was the first 
woman elected to the Wilmington City 
Council and, as mayor pro-tem 1961- 
63, traveled to New Jersey to accept 
the USS North Carolina on behalf of 
the city of Wilmington. She was 
Woman of the Year in 1953 and 
founder of the Azalea Festival patron's 
party and pageant. She served as 
American Legion Auxiliary president 
and as a member of the Thalian Asso- 
ciation board of directors, Shaw- 
Speakes Center advisory board and 
New Hanover Regional Memorial Hos- 
pital Auxiliary. 

"A woman of vision," Block, beginning 
in the mid-1960s, realized the impor- 
tance of historic preservations and has 
since restored nine homes, Rowell noted. 

Gift giving simplified 

UNCW is now offering donors a quick 
and easy way to make a gift to the uni- 
versity with its new electronic funds 
transfer (EFT) charitable contribution 
program. Donors give the university 
authorization to deduct a designated 
amount from their bank account each 
month. The amount can be changed or 
the automatic bank draft can be can- 
celed at anytime. More information 
can be obtained bv contacting UNCW 
Advancement Services at 910.962.3593. 

Herrett to lead board 

Bill Herrett '87 was elected chair of the 
UNCW Alumni Association Board of 
Directors for 2001-2002. He will begin 
his term July 1. 

Serving with him will be Ray Cockrell 
'88, '96M as vice chair; Nadine 
Batuyios '73 as secretary; and Ed 
Vosnock '71 as treasurer. 

Morgan Harris '99 and Mike Wilson 
'89M who were alternates on the board 
will move to core board membership 
with three-year terms. Re-elected were 
Gia Todd Long '91 and Lee Pearson '70, 
along with Cockrell and Vosnock. Donis 
Noe '86, '94M, who was the Cameron 
School of Business chapter representa- 
tive, was elected to the core board. 

Re-elected to serve one-year terms as 
alternates were Joanie Axsom '91 and 
David Keifer '96. New alternates are Tish 
Brissette '75, Steve Hobbs '76, Amy 
Stuart '95, Mark Tyler '87 and Dru Farrar 
'73, a former board member and Cape 
Fear Alumni Chapter representative. 

Benefits of being active 

With a minimum contribution of $25 
annually to the UNCW Alumni Associa- 
tion or Wise Alumni House, individuals 
receive an alumni card and decal, 
UNCW Magazine, 10 percent discount 
on non-sale items at the UNCW Book- 
store, discounted basketball tickets, 
discounted movie tickets, discounted 
IBM computers, Randall Library card, 
basketball pregame socials, chapter 
events and reunions. Coming soon: 
permanent e-mail addresses. 

IBM offers discount 

IBM and the alumni association are 
joining together to offer a new benefit 
to active UNCW alumni. 

All will be eligible to receive a five per- 
cent discount on IBM products, hard- 
ware and related software. Using an 
assigned key code, alumni can make 
their purchases by phone or over the 
Internet. There is a direct link to the 
site from the alumni association 
homepage, v\rww. 

The alumni association benefits from 
each purchase, receiving one percent 
of the revenue for its programs. 

14 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2001 

Alumni make 

We've had a ven,' exciting last few 
months with the highlight being 
homecoming. What a great success it 
was! Lunch at Wise Alumni House could 
not have been better, and the tour of the 
Center for Marine Science was an added 
plus. Over 400 people attended the dance 
featuring The Embers. Our '70s graduates 
came out as well as members of Delta 
■ »? ! ■ . Upsilon and Zeta Tau Alpha. 
^^^ Thank all ofyou for making 
homecoming such a memo- 
rable event. 

Fancher '78 

We honored Chancellor Leutze 
for his "dynamic decade" of 
service to the universir\'. A 
framed limited edition print of 
the final battle at Fort Fisher, 
entitled "The Gunner and the Colonel" 
by Mort Kuntsler was presented to him to 
commemorate his achievement. 

We've expanded our student programs. 
Freshmen received a water bottle at 
homecoming. We supported the dis- 
counted movie ticket program cospon- 
sored by SGA and Human Resources as 
our sophomore gift. New this year was a 
business etiquette reception for junior 
class members at Wise House. And, we 
helped fund the graduation breakfasts. 

One of my goals was to increase alumni 
involvement in charitable endeavors. Not 
only did we provide Thanksgi\'ing bas- 
kets for the needy and angels for Boys 
and Girls Homes at Christmas, but we 
entered a team in the March of Dimes 
Walk at Greenfield Lake. It was great fun 
and all for a wonderful cause. 

Where has this year gone? It seems like 
yesterday I began my term as board 
chair. Involvement with this organization 
has been very rewarding for me, and it is 
a great way to give back to the university'. 
I encourage all alumni to stay in touch 
and get involved whenever and wherever 
you can. Thanks to all alumni for making 
this year such a success and showing that 
UNCW Alumni Rock! 

Members of Wilmington College 1946-1960 dosses get together to reminisce and eat lunch 11:30 p.m. 
the third Wednesday of each month at Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue on Kerr Avenue, Wilmington. All 
who attended or graduated are welcome to attend; reservations are not needed. At a meeting this 
winter, Ron Phelps showed a video highlights of those class years during lunch at Whitey's. 

Reunion planned for '46-'60 alumni 

The Henrietta ///will be the setting for 
upcoming reunion of all those who at- 
tended or graduated from Wilmington 
College between 1946 and 1960. 

The dinner cruise is slated for Saturday, 
June 23. Boarding wrill begin at 6 p.m., 
and cruising time will be from 6:30 to 
9:30 p.m. Participants will enjoy an el- 
egant four-course meal. Lee Pearson '70 

as DJ will provide musical entertainment. 
The cost of the event is $25 a person. 
Parking will be available on campus, and 
transportation to and from the Henrietta 
III will be provided by the Sealiawk 

Reserv'ations for the reimion can be 
made by calling the alumni relations of- 
fice at 910.962.2862 or 1.800.596.2880. 

UNCW Alumni 'rocked the vote' 
in support of facilities bond 

We "Rocked the Vote" on Nov. 7! I 
strongly believe our 20,000 North 
Carolina UNCW alumni made a huge dif- 
ference in the passage of the largest 
higher education facilities bond EVER in 
the nation. Thank you for your support. 

We appreciate your gen- 
erous support of the asso- 
ciation with your 
designated gifts. We need 
them annually to con- 
tinue to ser\'e students, 
alumni and the university' 
in an effective way. Our 
Grand Alumni Champi- 
ons, $1,000 donors to the association, have 
made a significant impact. We will con- 
tinue to increase this roster of elite donors 
to better support our varied efforts. 

Don't forget that June 30 is the end of our 
fiscal year, so please make your annual 
contribution soon so that our alumni par- 
ticipation rate will continue to rise. Last 
year alumni giving was almost 15 percent 
of solicitable alumni, and we are striving 
to improve this rate annually. By increas- 
ing the giving rate, we enhairce our ability 
to attract gifts from foundations and rise 

Smith '72 

in U.S. Neivs and Wodd /fepo/t rankings. 

Tom Lament, assistant director of 
alumni relations, is on board and work- 
ing diligently to serve the needs of chap- 
ters, young alumni and the student 
ambassador program. He is your connec- 
tion to those alumni programs and more, 
so please contact him. 

Wise Alumni House continues to be in 
the limelight. It is a source of pride to our 
association, the university and the com- 
munity. We were proud to be a part of 
the Azalea Festival home tour sponsored 
by the Historic Wilmington Foundation, 
Inc. The tour is the second largest fund- 
raiser for the foundation, and we helped 
draw a crowd this year. The alumni 
house will also be a part of the 28th Old 
Wilmington by Candlelight tour Dec. 1 
and 2. It is sponsored by the Lower Cape 
Fear Historical Society Inc. 

I welcome your comments, concerns and 
ideas. UNCW is so special to us as 
alumni, and I thank you for caring 
enough to give back to one of the places 
that helped prepare you for life. 


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Spring/Summer 2001 

UNCW Magazine 15 

Chapter News 


The African American Graduates 
Association (AAGA) met Jan. 27 
during homecoming and elected 
new leadership: Wanda C. Corbin 
'87, president; Bob Claybrook 
'85, vice president; Jackie 
Beamon '85, secretary/treasurer; 
and Ophelia Anderson '87, 
corresponding secretary. Detra 
Daniels '89 and Lynne Wooten 
'90 will continue to serve as 
chapter representatives to the 
alumni board of directors. The 
chapter is committed to raising 
money and awareness for the 
Ralph Parker scholarship 
program. Linda MacRae '95 will 
serve as fund-raising liaison for 
this effort, and Malcolm Coley 
'86 will be instrumental in 
making this scholarship a reality 
for the chapter and the 

During homecoming week, AAGA 
partnered with the Department of 
Psychology and the Office of 
Campus Diversity to host a 
reception for Dr. Carl Hart, 
professor of chnical neuroscience 
at Columbia University. Dr. Hart 
was a psychology student at UNCW. 

AAGA is planning a reception for 
current African-American seniors 
this spring to connect these 
future alumni with current 
members of AAGA. For more 

AAGA members gathered for their annual 
chapter meeting during homecoming weekend. 

information, contact Corbin at 
804.535.8507 or by e-mail at or Claybrook at 
910.395.7828 or by e-mail at 

Atlanta Alumni 

On Feb. 17, Atlanta alumni 
joined seven UNCW staff 
members at Avanzare in the 
Hyatt Regency Hotel to enjoy 
Italian cuisine and lively 
discussion of their alma mater. 
Sharing of old times and new 
information such as the passage 
of the bond referendum were hot 
topics. What stood out most was 
their distinct love for UNCW. 
Door prizes and alumni 
giveaways were given to all who 
attended: Melissa Scheidel '00, 
Brent Fogleman '94, Elaine 
Paradise '92, Todd Olesiuk '99, 
Matt Shaw '92, Kathryn Little '99, 
Amanda Hiatt '98, Barbara Smith 
'77, Charles King '92, and Amy 
Glass '97. Todd Olesiuk '99 is 
eager to plan future gatherings 
for this loyal group of alumni. 

Cameron School of 
Business Chapter 

Cameron School of Business 
Chapter President Donis Noe '86, 
'94M was appointed by Larry 
Clark, the dean of the Cameron 
School of Business, to the 
Cameron School of Business 
Executive Advisory Board. Noe 
was also the keynote 
speaker at the school's 
December graduation. 
The chapter held its 
board meeting Jan. 13 
at Wise Alumni House. 
Plans continue on the 
Life Long Learning 
Conference for fall, 
and the chapter is 
conducting a survey to 
gather input. Please 
visit the Cameron 
School of Business 
Website at 
for details. At the 
homecoming game, 
the chapter sponsored 
a halftime social which 

UNCW alumni from the Atlanta area had dinner with university representatives 
who were in town for the CASE District III conference. Among those who 
gathered at Avanzare were Todd Olesiuk '99 and Barbara Smith '77 and 
their guests. 

drew more than 40 alumni and 
faculty for fellowship, 
refreshments and door prizes. 
Dean Clark and Chris Clapp, the 
school's director of development, 
were introduced. Plans are 
underway for the chapter's annual 
summer picnic and concert at 
Hugh MacRae Park. Be on the 
lookout for information about 
this event. The chapter also 
supported this year's business 
week on campus March 21-22. 
Former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin was 
the keynote speaker. 

The chapter is accepting 
nominations for next year's slate 
of officers. The board of 
directors met April 21 at Wise 
Alumni House to consider 
nominations and elect new 

Cameron School of Business 
alumni interested in 
participating in business alumni 
events or programs should 
contact Noe at 

Cape Fear Chapter 

The Cape Fear Alumni Chapter's 
annual golf tournament will be 
held May 18 at Castle Bay 
Country Club in Hampstead. Mark 
your calendar for this worthwhile 
event that raises money for 
alumni scholarships. Starting 
time will be 1 p.m. Watch the 
alumni Website - - for 
details as they develop. 

The chapter is gearing up for its 
annual Grand Slam Jam on May 

10 when the Seahawk baseball 
team takes on the Pirates of East 
Carolina at Brooks Field. Join us 
for great college baseball action, 
fun and fellowship. The cookout 
begins at 6 p.m., and the game 
is at 7 p.m. 

The chapter is also excited 
about Wilmington's new minor 
league baseball team, the 
Wilmington Waves, who will play 
their home games at Brooks 
Field. An alumni night with the 
Wilmington Waves has been 
scheduled for June 8 when the 
Waves host the Macon Braves. 

The chapter hosted an alumni 
gathering at Alleigh's Restaurant 
in Wilmington to watch the CAA 
championship game as UNCW took 
on George Mason University. A 
great crowd of alumni cheered for 
the team in front of the big 
screen, and the chapter received 
great visibihty from local 
television stations and newspaper 
which covered the event. 

A group of Cape Fear area alumni 
participated in the March of 
Dimes Wilmington WalkAmerica 
2001 around Greenfield Lake. 
This event gave alumni an 
opportunity to give back to their 
community and do it as a 
recognizable team. 

The chapter also donated $250 to 
the UNCW Ambassadors to help 
defray costs associated with their 
annual convention. This year 17 
student ambassadors traveled to 
the University of Kentucky for 
their convention. The chapter had 

16 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2001 

plans to have a team in this 
year's Ambassador-sponsored 
Oozeball (mud volleyball) 
competition April 21. 

The chapter is on the move but 
needs your help. If you are an 
alumnus who lives in 
southeastern North Carolina, you 
are invited to be a part of the 
Cape Fear Alumni Chapter. 
Anyone interested in serving on 
the leadership board or who 
wants to know more about 
upcoming events can contact 
chapter president Caroline 
Corriher '97 at 397.0462 or send 
e-mail to Caroline. corriher 

Charlotte Chapter 

The Charlotte Alumni Chapter 
needs our Queen City UNCW 
alumni to move the chapter 
forward. After a successful event 
at The Graduate in September, 
the chapter leadership continued 
to have a monthly get-together 
for area alumni. However, 
turnout was disappointing so the 
chapter plans to coordinate 
quarterly events for the rest of 
the year. Chapter representative 
Janet Bryant '97 and Keith Oliver 
'93 want to know what Charlotte 
alumni would like to see happen 
with the chapter. UNCW has 
many graduates in the area, but 
your help is needed for events 
and programs to succeed. A 
spring event is under 
consideration. If you would like 
to help Charlotte alumni stay 
connected with the university, 
please contact Bryant at 
704.759.0493 or by e-mail at or call Tom 
Lamont, assistant director of 
alumni relations, at 
1.800.596.2880 ore-mail 

Communication Studies 

The Communication Studies 
Alumni Chapter efforts to raise 
more than $25,000 to endow the 
Betty Jo Welch Communication 
Studies Alumni Scholarship were 
recognized during the alumni 
association's Jan. 13 UNCW vs. 
ECU pregame social in the Hawk's 
Nest. Donors, family members 

and the first recipient of the 
scholarship - James Mendillo - 
were recognized. Chapter 
President Leigh Powell '96 
thanked the Cape Fear Alumni 
Chapter who partnered with 
communication studies to make 
the scholarship a reality. The 
chapter unveiled a plaque, which 
will be displayed in the 
Communication Studies 
Department, to honor the 
memory of Betty Jo Welch and 
recognize scholarship recipients. 
After the big win over ECU, the 
chapter hosted a party for all 
communication studies graduates 
and friends of the department at 
the Warwick Center's Seahawk 
Grill. The Schoolboys, a band 
made up of mostly 
communication studies faculty, 
provided the entertainment for 
the 50 people who attended. 

Chapter members plan to attend 
the department's senior banquet 
May 1 at the Madehne Suite. The 
chapter is also planning an event 
for the fall in conjunction with 
Communication Studies 
Department's move to the new 
classroom building. 

Leigh Powell was instrumental in 
helping the association 
participate in the Brookhill 
Steeplechase on May 5. The 
association will have tent for 
communication studies, Cameron 
School of Business and Triangle 
area alumni. 

Alumni interested in helping the 
Communication Studies Chapter 
should contact Powell at 
919.782.6780 or send e-mail to 

Virginia Alumni 

Virginia-area alumni socialized 
March 2 at the Embassy Suites in 
Richmond to "kick-off" the CAA 
tournament and support the 
Seahawks. Erik Snyder '92, Robert 
Holley '98, Rebecca Astin '92, 
Jennifer Lee Matthews '91 and 
others gathered in the suite of Pat 
Smith '72, executive director of 
alumni relations, to build spirit 
prior to the tournament. 
Attendance of Virginia-area alumni 
was strong at both Seahawk 
games. We look fora/ard to many 

more reunion times and thank 
UNCW alumni living in Virginia for 
making your state No. 3 in alumni 
giving across the country. 

School of Nursing 

The chapter is excited about the 
future of UNCW's School of 
Nursing. With support from Dean 
Virginia W. Adams and the 
UNCW Alumni Association, the 
Nursing Alumni Leadership 
Board is planning events, 
activities and service projects 
for the chapter. The chapter 
supports the school's 
outstanding Alumnus/Alumna 
Award, the annual Nurses Day 
Celebration on May 10 and the 
nursing school's graduation 
ceremony May 18. This year the 
chapter hopes to recognize 
UNCW nursing graduates who 
are employed at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center. The 
leadership board is recruiting 
new members. Interested alumni 
can volunteer for the leadership 
board or to be a chapter member 
by contacting chapter 
representative Megan Parpart '98 
at 919.286.9896 or by sending e- 
mail to 

Triad Chapter 

The sixth annual Jim Humphries 
Memorial Golf Tournament was 
held March 31 at Echo Farms 
Country Club in Wilmington. 
Thanks to Wes Ward '92 and the 
many others who made it 
possible to reach the $25,000 
scholarship endowment for their 
beloved classmate and fraternity 
brother, Jim Humphries '90 who 
died July 3, 1995. In addition 
to the golf tournament, this 
year's event included a dinner at 
the Pilot House and an evening 
of entertainment and 
recognition at the Bellamy 

The Triad Chapter is seeking 
volunteers to work with Alumni 
Relations to create an active 
leadership board in the Triad 
Area. Interested alumni can 
contact the office at 
910.962.2684, 800.596.2880 or 
send e-mail to 

Triangle Chapter 

The Triangle Chapter's Carolina 
Hurricanes hockey event at the 
Entertainment and Sports Arena 
on Oct. 27 was a great success. 
Around 100 alumni and guests 
enjoyed fellowship, fun, door 
prizes and UNCW alumni freebies. 
Since that time, chapter 
representative Lloyd Hinnant '88 
has met with chapter leadership 
to discuss a community service 
project and a fund-raising event 
to give back to the university. 
The chapter also gathered 
Triangle alumni at Playmakers in 
March to watch the CAA 
basketball championship game 
between UNCW and George 
Mason. The Triangle Chapter 
hosted its annual Durham Bulls 
Minor League Baseball event April 
22. About 75 people enjoyed 
food, fun and fellowship at the 
cookout before the game against 
the Mud Hens. 

Special thanks to Meghan 
McCleery for her hard work on 
the Brookhill Steeplechase event 
on May 5. 

If you would like to be a part of 
the chapter, please contact Lloyd 
Hinnant at 919.460.0200 or send 
e-mail to lloyd. hinnant 

Watson School 

of Education Chapter 

The chapter held its annual 
meeting and brunch Oct. 21 at 
the home of Janis Norris '81 to 
discuss plans and activities. The 
chapter is planning a round 
table discussion on interviewing 
techniques with current seniors. 
The chapter also plans to 
present two $500 scholarships 
in May at the Watson School of 
Education picnic. The next 
meeting will be held in May at 
Wise Alumni House. Watson 
School of Education alumni who 
would like to know more about 
the chapter and participate in its 
activities should contact chapter 
representative Diane Evers '81 at 
910.791.6989 or send e-mail to 

for more information about chapter 
programs contact Tom Lamont at or 800.596.2880. 

Spring/Summer 2001 

UNCW Magazine 1 7 


Robert Warwick 

'55 of Wilming- 
ton received the 
2000 Charles C. 
Award for Ser- 
vice to the Com- 
munity from the 
Kivvanis Club. A 
club member 
since 1964, he is 
a former member of the UNCW 
Foundation and chairman of the 
UN'CW Board of Trustees. He cur- 
rently serves on the UNC Board of 
Go\'ernors and is a CPA with 
McGladrev and Pullen. 

Anne McCrary Sullivan '68 of Ber- 
muda Bay Beach, Fla.. had her ar- 
ticle "Notes from a Marine 
Biologist's Daughter: On the Art & 
Science of Attention" published in 
the summer 2000 issue of Harvard 
Educational Review. The marine 
biologist she refers to is Dr. Anne B. 
McCrary, a retired UNCW faculty 
member who is a Wilmington Col- 
lege graduate. Sullivan is an associ- 
ate professor at National-Louis 
University in Tampa, Fla. 

Susan Taylor Block of Wilmington 
had iter coffee table book Wilniing- 
roii Tlirougli the Lens of Louise T. 
A/oorcpublished by the Lower Cape 
Fear Historical Society. It contains 
text that illustrates almost 300 pan- 
oramic shorts of Wilmington taken 
during the 1920s and 1930s. 

An attorney with Tyson 
and Associates in 
FayetteviUe, John M. 
Tyson '74 was sworn in 
as a N.C. Court of Ap- 
peals judge in January 
2001 at Campbell Uni'- 
versity. His oldest son 
Jason Tyson '00 is the 
third generation gradu- 
ate of UNCW, following 
in the footsteps of his mother, the 
former Kirby Thomason '77, and 
his grandfather. Raymond B. 
Thomason. Mrs. Tyson is a law of- 
fice administrator with her 
husband's firm. The couple has four 
children, including Jason. 

Kennetii Bland '75 is an enter- 
prise resource planning systems 
integration consultant specializ- 
ing in Oracle applications for me- 
dium-sized businesses emploved 
by ThinkSpark Consultants. He 
and his wife Cindy and twins, 
Mitchell and Neal, reside in Ever- 
green. Colo. 


Cecil R. Reynolds '75 of Bastrop, 
Texas, is the youngest recipient of 
the National Academy of Neurop- 
sychology' Distinguished Clinical 
Neuropsychologist Award. The 
award is presented to scholarly re- 
searchers who have made signifi- 
cant contributions in their field. 
Reynolds is the author of mo re than 
300 scholarlv publications and au- 
thor or editor of 34 books. He is a 
professor in the College of Educa- 
tion at Texas A&M University. 

Mike McGuinness '79 was a nation- 
allv certified as a civil trial advocate 
by the National Board of Trial .•\d- 
\'ocacv. He practices emplovment, 
civil rights, personal injury and re- 
lated litigation from his offices in 
Elizabethtown and Washington, 

Leslie Stewart Hobbs '83 of Clinton 

recei\'ed a doctor of education de- 
gree from UNC Greensboro. Her 
thesis was "The Legal Aspects of 
Religion in American Public 
Schools from 1990 Through 1999." 

Ashley McCumber '84 is senior di- 
rector of institu- 
tion a 1 
advancement of 
the Unitarian 
Service Com- 
mittee, an inter- 
national human 
\ rights organiza- 
tion based in 


McCumber ^,^^^ 

Marlene Moyer '85 is the executive 
director of the Carousel Center in 

Paul McCombie '86 is Wachovia 
Bank's city executive for Wilmington. 

Ben Thigpen '86 is a North Caro- 
lina Principal Fellow at NC State 
University. He is an assistant prin- 
cipal with Duplin County Schools 
and resides in Beulaville. 

Vicki C. Godbold '87 is a vice presi- 
dent with First Citizens Bank in 
Raleigh and manager of its Human 
Resources Service Center. 

Christopher H. Rouse '87 is a mort- 
gage loan originatorwith the Wilm- 
ington Long Leaf office of 
Cooperative Bank. He and his wife 
Judy have two daughters and re- 
side in Wilmington. 

Samer A. Hamad '88 of Rocky Mount 
is serving on the Morehead City ad- 
visory board of Wachovia Bank. He 
is president and owner of Budget 
Inn in .Atlantic Beach, president of 
Belal Inc. and president of Smz Inc. 

Julia Boseman '89 of Wilmington, 
who was elected to the New 
Hanover Countv Board of Commis- 


sioners in No- 
vember 2000, 
was appointed 
to the Cape Fear 
Coast Conven- 
tion and Visitors 
Bureau Board of 
Directors. She 
also serves on 
the Girls Inc. 
Board of Trust- 
ees and the Sea- 
hawk Club Board of Directors and 
is the cofounder of the Harbor 

Kevin T. Colaner '89 of Mission 
\'iejo, Calif., is a court-appointed 
special advocate working with chil- 
dren in the family courts. He is the 
director of honors and scholars sup- 
port services at California State 
University in FuUerton, Calif. 

Amy M. Harrell '90 is an assistant 
solicitor for the Ninth Judicial Cir- 
cuit in Charleston, S.C. 

Melissa Loveless Barton '91 is the 

controller in the corporate office of 
Voungblood Staffing. She resides in 
Wilmington with her husband Eric. 

Rebecca "Bekki" Bennett '91 of 

Cary is the founder and president 
of Executive Events, a meeting man- 
agement company aimed primarily 
at the technology industries. 

Paul D. Knott '91, a portfolio man- 
ager and financial consultant with 
Salomon Smith Barney, earned the 
certified financial planner designa- 
tion from the Certified Financial 
Planner Board of Standards. 

Helen Ward Stevens '91M is a vice 
president with Carolina First Bank 
where she is a commercial loan of- 
ficer based in 

Daniel Cain '92 

at First Citizens 
Bank in Raleigh 
where he is a 
business loan 
He resides in 

Todd R. Barber 

'93 of Wrightsville Beach is an in- 
\'estment manager with the Wilm- 
ington-based Coastal Discount 

Sgt. James Gaskill '93 made head- 
lines in the March 7 issue of the 
Carteret Coujity News Times when 
he saved the life of a 15-year-old 
girl who was injured when the car 
she was riding in overturned and 
rolled on top of her in a water-filled 
ditch. He assisted in freeing her 
from the car and resuscitating her 
before emergency services arrived 
at the scene. 

Jay Poole '93 coordinates the 
UNCW sports Website on the network. Based in 
Washington, the network features 
more than 600 sites covering sports 
and recruiting topics. The address 
for Seahawk sports news is www. 

Marcia Garcia Tabor '93, '97M is 

an English instructor at Hartnell 
College in Salinas, Calif. She edits 
the literary journal, Tite Homestead 
Review, and is a published poet with 
her work appearing in LUNA. The 
Cold Mountain Review. Tlie Mar}'- 
land Poetry Review. Cipactli. Penn- 
sylvania English. Dream 
International Quarterly, The Cafe 
Revieiv ar\d el Audar. 

Bennie Hill '94 won two awards in 
a Wilmington music poll by The 
Beat magazine. The awards, voted 
on by local media, were for best 
local jazz band and best locally pro- 
duced CD, The Benny Hill Quartet. 

James P. Novak '94 is pursuing a 
Ph.D in chemistr\' at NC State Uni- 
versity. He and his wife Margaret 
Clark-Novak '94 reside in Raleigh. 

Heather Petroff '94 of Broadview, 
Ohio, was dubbed the "fittest per- 
son in Broadview Heights" by the 
Broadvieivlournal. The 28-year-old 
placed first in her age group and 
second overall in the Rock and Roll 
Triathlon Olympic Distance Race 
in September. She is in her second 
year of dental school at Case West- 
ern Reserve. She plans to compete 
in the nationals at St. Joseph, Mo., 
in the fall. 

Barry Buchanan 

'95 was elected 
\ice president 
of First Citizens 
Bank in High- 
lands where he 
is a financial 
services man- 

Anderson Page „ i. 

, ° Buchanan 
95 teaches at 

Walter State Community College. 

Samantha Paschall-Thomas '96, a 

court counselor with the N.C. De- 
partment of Juvenile Justice, was 
named Rookie of the Year by the 
N.C. Association of Community Al- 
ternatives for Youth at the annual 
conference of the N.C. Department 
ofjuvenile Justice and Delinquency 
Prevention. She and her husband 
Joseph reside in Durham. 

Brian R. Bullard '97 earned a 
master's degree in business admin- 
istration with a concentration in 
health care administration in May 
2000 at East Carolina University. 
He is pursuing a master's in public 
health at George Washington Uni- 
versity Medical Center and is a con- 
gressional fellow in the U,S. House 

18 M^C^N Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2001 

of Representatives assisting Rep. 
Charlie W. Norwood Jr. witii health 
care initiatives and helping to draft 

Lamont Franklin '97 is an assis- 
tant coach at Mt. St. Mary's College 
in Emmittsburg, Md. 

Christi M. Hazel '97 of Cary is an 
assistant vice president for First Citi- 
zens Bank in Raleigh. She is the man- 
agerof development programs in the 
corporate education department. 

William B. Hurd '97 of Alexandria, 
Va., is the public relations director 
for the Capitol Steps, a musical po- 
litical satire group based in Wash- 
ington, D.C. Following a successful 
off-Broadway run in New York, he 
performs Saturdays at the Ronald 
Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. 

Melissa Shaw '97 of Monticello, 
Wise, is an account manager/copy- 
writer for the School Renaissance 
Institute in Madison, Wise. 

Amy Upchurch '97 is enrolled in 
the Duke University physician's 
assistant program. 

David Beauchamp '98 of Wilming- 
ton had his first novel, Confessions, 
published in 2000. He received the 
Editor's Choice Award for his poem 
"I Walk " contained in the anthol- 
ogy Dreams of Enchantment. He is 
currently working on his second 
novel, Perspectives. 

Melissa Hogan Hill '98 teaches K-5 
special education in Wake County 
Public Schools. Channing B. Hill 

'97 is an enterprise management 
systems analyst with BB&T. They 
reside in Benson. 

Ken McCrery '98 is a Web devel- 
oper for WRAL OnLine. 

Shannon Corbin Mickle '98 was 

promoted to brand specialist with 
Bank of America Brand Identity 
Team. She and her husband Scott 
'98 reside in Fort Mill, S.C. Scott is 
director of marketing and business 
development with Stewart Cooper 
Newell Architects. 

Y2K was good for John L. Morton II 

'98, '99 who passed his CPA exam, 
married Emily E. Denniston '98 on 

June 24 and bought a house in Ra- 
leigh. He is a staff with Koonce, 
Wooten & Haywood LLP. Emily 
handles member services for the 
State Employees Credit Union. 

James Zeke Pittard '98 graduated 
from the University of Miami 
School of Law earning a juris doc- 
torate with an international law 
emphasis. He is enrolled in the U.S. 
ArmyOfficerCandidate School and 
resides in Miami. 

Alex L. Silva '98 attended a 10- 
month, intensive yacht design pro- 
gram at The Landing School in 
Kennebunkport, Maine. He and his 
wife, Buffie, live in East Providence, 
R.I., where he is furthering his skills 
needed to design and build high- 
speed, ocean-racing sailboats. He 

is employed by Goetz Custom Sail- 
boats as a design liaison. 

Chandra M. Allen '99 was pro- 
moted to account coordinator for 
Merritt Groups Inc. in Vienna, Va. 
She resides in Falls Church, Va. 

lennifer R. Barnard '99 is a case- 
worker with the Cumberland 
County Department of Social Ser- 
vices in Fayetteville. 

Katrin Hull '99, 'OOM earned the 
silver medal for scoring second 
highest on the state certified public 
accountant's exam. Her score was 
among the top 120 in the nation. 
She is employed by KPMG account- 
ing firm in Raleigh. 

David Lewis '99 is pursuing a gradu- 
ate degree in jazz studies at the 
University of Maryland. 

L. Shane Fernando '00 is working 
as special assistant to Sen. Jesse 
Helms in Washington, D.C. 

Bridgid Rathgeb '00 placed third 
in the college division on 
Minnesota's National Association 
of Teachers singing competition. 
She is a master's candidate in vocal 
performance at the University of 

Charlene Rose '00 of Wrightsville 
Beach is a sales representative for 
Utility Management Inc. 

Thad Scarborough '00 is a sales 
representative with Utility Man- 
agement Inc. 

Gary Scott Watson '00 is pursuing 
a Ph.D. in physics at Brown Univer- 
sitv. Kara Watson '99 is a legal as- 
sistant with Boyajian, Harrington, 
Richardson, Attornevs at Law in 
Providence, R.I., and taking classes 
at Brown University. 

Nelson MacRae '85 and Elizabeth 
D. White on Sept. 16, 2000. Nelson 
is the president of Oleander Com- 
pany. The couple resides in Wilm- 

Cyrus W. Huneycutt '87 and Molly 
McCain on May 13, 2000. Cyrus is 
senior systems engineer for Aon 
Consulting in Greensboro where 
the couple resides. 

Stanley W. Crowder '88 and Jane 
R. Honeycutt '97 on July 16, 2000. 
Stanley is employed by the U.S. 
Department of the Treasury. The 
couple resides in Weston, Fla. 

Nick J. Patsalos '91 and Joyce 
Kaprantzas on July 15, 2000. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

C. David Futch '92 and Katherine 

DePew Bush '94 on Aug. 12, 2000. 
David is a production supervisor 
with South Atlantic Services Inc., 
and Kathy is a general services au- 
dit supervisor with McGladrey and 
Pullen. They reside in Wilmington. 

Mary R. Bunch '93 and Tony L. 
Watson on Nov. 18, 2000. They re- 
side in Wilmington. 

W. Reid Fady '93 and Dana Morgan 
on March 6, 2000. The couple re- 
sides on a horse ranch in Celina, 
Texas, where Reid trains 
quarterhorses for the Rockin' K 

Bradford L. Marsbburn '93 and 

Laura W. Garrett on Oct. 7, 2000. 
Brad is a pharmacist with Eckerd 
Drugs. The couple resides in Raleigh. 

Chad I, Ayers '94 and Sheri M. 
North '98 on Nov. 1 1, 2000. Sheri is 
a registered nurse, and Chad is a 
paramedic. Both work for New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center. 

Lori Gillette '94 and Darin Stafford 

'94 on Aug. 19, 2000. Lori is an ac- 
count executive with WECT-TV 6, 
and Darin is a CPA with Henderson, 
Foltz and Company in Wilmington. 

Richard C. McQueen '94 and Laura 
M. Fisher '97 on Aug. 12, 2000. Ri- 
chard is an administrative supervi- 
sor at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center, and Laura is a reg- 
istered nurse in the Surgical 
Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the 
medical center. They reside in 

Jeremy D. Phillips '94 and Michelle 
L. Phelps on Nov. 11, 2000. leremy 
is employed with Wilmington In- 
dustrial Development. Officiating 
at the ceremony was 
former UNCW pro- 
fessor Gerald Shinn 
of Albemarle. 

the manager and buyer for 
Monkee's Fine Shoes and Accesso- 
ries in Wilmington. 

Cindy A. Morton '95 and William 

N. Rose III '95 on Aug. 12. 2000. Wil- 
liam is pastor of Advent Lutheran 
Church in Boca Raton. The couple 
resides in Delray Beach, Fla. 

Tyese M. Scott '95 and Jerry L. 
Dates '95 on lune 10, 2000. Tyese is 
assistant principal at Johnson El- 
ementary School, and Jerry is assis- 
tant principal at New Hanover High 
School. The couple resides in Wilm- 

Rick Stinson '95 and Tiffani C. 
Payne '99 on April 29, 2000. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

Jon B. Bowen '96 and Alice H. 
Murray on Aug. 20, 2000. Ion at- 
tends medical school at the Ameri- 
can University of the Caribbean in 
St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles 
where he and his wife reside. 

Elizabeth L. Cooke '96, '97M and 
Anthony E. Integlia '96 on Nov. II, 
2000. Elizabeth is an auditor with 
the Office of Inspector General in 
the U.S. Department of Health and 
Human Services. Anthony is an as- 
sistant vice president in the Asset 
Management Department for 
BB&T. They reside in Raleigh. 

Lisa O. Davis '96 and Edward M. 
Hill on Nov. 18, 2000. Lisa is finan- 
cial center manager/assistant vice 

Stephanie S. 

DeLuise '95, '99M 
and Timothy M. 
Johnson Jr. '96 on 

Sept. 9, 2000. 
Stephanie is a unit 
manager with Bank 
of America, and 
Timothy is a projet i 
manager with 

Trammell Crow 
Company in Char- 
lotte vvhere they re- 

Amy Elmore '95 and 

Jason L. Roberson in 
May 21, 2000. The 
couple resides in Mt. 

Sharon E. Lanier '95 

and Carl W. Craven 
II on Sept. 30, 2000. 
She is a probation 
parole officer with 
the N.C. Division of 
Community Correc- 
tions. They reside in 

John F. Madigan '95 
and Heather J. 

4, 2000. John is a 
sales representative 
with U.S. Food Ser- 
vices, and Heather is 


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Canon Baker '95 is playing professional basketball with a team in 
Iceland. He was previously assistant basketball coach at Coastal 
Carolina University. He married Heidi Knotts on July 8, 2000. 
They reside in Thorlakshofn, Iceland. 

Spring/Summer 2001 

UNCW Magazine 1 9 


president and business banker with 
BB&T. The couple resides in 

Kaysha L. Hansard '96 and Robert 
DawkinsJr.onFeb. 10, 2001. Kaysha 
is a software engineer with Premier 
Inc. The couple resides in Charlotte. 

Williams B. Lynch '96, 'OOM and 
Mariah E. Gerow '98 on Feb. 23, 
2001. Williams is employed by 
Guaranteed Supply Company, and 
Mariah is employed by Brame. They 
reside in Wilmington. 

Lisa D. Troutman '96 and Brian E 
Edes on luly 22, 2000. Lisa works 
for Delta Airlines and resides with 
her husband in Wilmington. 

Elizabeth A. Williams '96 and David 
E. Humes on Oct. 21, 2000. The 
couple resides in Chapel Hill. 

Heather M. Bartolini '97 and Scott 
D. Lee on May 7, 2000. Heather is 
the marketing manager for Home- 
Link Services, Inc. The couple re- 
sides in Monroe, Conn. 

Christen C. Conner '97 and leffrey 
S. Neeleyon March 10, 2001. Chris- 
ten teaches at Williston Middle 
School in Wilmington. The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

Jennifer L. McDowell '97 and 
Daniel J. Langley '99 on Sept. 16, 
2000. lennifer is a computer engi- 
neer with Corning Inc., and Daniel 
is a sales and service specialist with 
Central Carolina Bank. The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

Leslie B. Todd '97 and Elizabeth A. 
Peay on Feb. 24, 2001. They reside 
in Wilmington. 

Alison E. Rinehardt '97 and Ashley 
H. Patterson on Sept. 9, 2000. Alison 
is a registered nurse at the North 
Carolina Baptist Hospital in Win- 
ston-Salem. The couple resides in 
High Point. 

Hollie M. Boone '98 and Christo- 
pher S. Humphreys on Aug. 26, 

Lamont named assistant director 

Former alumni board chairman, 
Tom Lamont '80 was named assis- 
tant director of alumni relations in 
October. His responsibilities include 
advising the student Ambassadors 
(UNCW's student alumni organiza- 
tion); creating a young alumni pro- 
grjun and establishing a Young 
Alumni Council; guiding and direct- 
ing the leadership of the 1 1 alumni 
chapters; helping to foster a student 
development program and assisdng 
the director with special events. 

2000. Hollie is a kindergarten 
teacher with the Pender County 
Schools. The couple resides in 

Kimberly D. Fullwood '98, 'OOM 

and Lewis W. Vaught on luly 15, 
2000. Kimberly is employed with 
the Charlotte Mecklenburg School 
System. The couple resides in Char- 

Patricia B. Garcia '98 and lames W. 
Goddard on Aug. 6, 2000. They re- 
side in Chicago. 

Jackson L. Norvell '98 and Chris- 
tina G. Peck '99 on Nov. 18, 2000. 
Christina teaches second grade in 
New Hanover County, and Jackson 
teaches middle school band in 
Pender County. They reside in 

Jeffrey L. Simon '98 and Denise S. 
StrandskovonOct. 15, 2000. Jeff is 
employed by Visionsaire Inc. in 

Andrea V. Anderson '99 and Kevin 
O. Gilbert '00 on May 20, 2000. The 
couple resides in Denver, Colo. 

Heidi B. Lindsay '99 and Edward 
Chiu on July 15, 2000. Heidi is the 
assistant director of student activi- 
ties for performing arts at St. John's 
University and is pursuing a master's 
degree in higher education student 
development. She and her husband 
reside in Glen Cove, N.Y. 

Amber Ingle '99 and Jonathan 
Overton '99 on April 8. 2000. Am- 
ber is a human resource represen- 
tative with Trans Union, and 
Jonathan is a regional brand ana- 
lyst with General Motors. The 
couple resides in Kennesaw, Ga. 

William H. Richards '99 and 

Heather K. Boyle on Oct. 21, 2000. 
The couple resides in Wilmington. 

RachelA. Smith '99 and William B. 
Jones on Oct. 14, 2000. Rachel is a 
research assistant for Coastal 
AHEC, and William is a general con- 
tractor. They reside in Kure Beach. 

Mary Elizabeth Stokes '99 and 

lames K. Weaver on Feb. 3, 2001. 
Mary Elizabeth is pharmaceutical 
sales representative with Lincare in 

Lindsey A. Thompson '99 and Jason 

J. Souza '99 on Aug. 26, 2000. Lindsey 
is a computer support professional 
with Reeds Jewelers, and Jason is a 
research technician with UNCW. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

Elizabeth Fugate '00 and Ben 
Whitlock '00 on June 3, 2000. Eliza- 
beth is a graduate student in the 
UNCW gerontology program, and 
Ben is employed by Belk. They re- 
side in Wilmington. 

Rebecca C. Johnston '00 and 

Jonathan P. Miller on Dec. 30, 2000. 
They reside in Enola. Pa. 


To Jeff Allsbrook '85 and his wife 
Tricia, a son, Zachariah Thomas, on 
Nov. 25, 2000. Jeff is a sergeant with 
the Wilmington Police Department. 

To Kirsten Westfall Fryling '85 and 

her husband Stephen, a daughter 
Kaia Savannah, on Mav 31, 2000. 
Kirsten is a social worker at York 
Hospital. The Frylings reside in York 
Beach, Maine. 

To James "Chip" Robinson '85 and 

his wife Robin, a daughter, Wallace 
Katherine McLean, on Aug. 5, 2000. 
Chip is the owner/president of 
Clear Springs Inc. in Wilmington. 

To Allison Murphy Cavenaugh '88 

and her husband Billy, twins, 
Joshua Blake and William Chase, 
on Jan. 19, 1999. The Cavenaughs 
reside in Wallace. 

To Karen Foye Murray '89 and her 

husband John, a daughter. 
Meredith, on May 23, 2000. Karen 
is a marketing coordinator for 
SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, Ga. 

To Daniel E. Schweikert '89 and 

his wife Sarah, a son, Matthew 
Barrett, on Nov. 25, 2000. He joins 
Jessica, 4. Daniel is a senior soft- 
ware engineer with IBM Corp. in 
Research Triangle Park. The family 
resides in Franklinton. 

To Kelly Rodney Bradshaw '90 and 

her husband Craig, a daughter. Tav- 
lor Ashley, on Oct. 6, 2000. Kelly is 
an electronic drug delivery special- 
ist with Abbott Laboratories. The 
Bradshaws reside in Chino Hills, 

To Paula Edwards Ayscue '91 and 

her husband Scott, a daughter, 
Riggan Grace, on Nov. 28, 2000. 
Thev reside in Charlotte. 

To William '92 and Barri Smith Finer 
'94, a daughter, McCartney Kate, on 
Aug. 30,2000. Barri is a lecturer in the 
East Carolina University' English De- 
partment, and William is a commer- 
cial real estate appraiser and 
salesman in Green\ille. 

To Charia Ann Eley Conners '93 

and husband Brett, a son, Chas An- 
drew, on Aug. 11, 2000. 

To Kimberly Howard HIavac '93 and 

her husband Arthur, a daughter, 
Rebekah Elizabeth, on Sept. 2, 2000. 

To Lisa Petroski McCool '93 and 

her husband Gerard, a son. Bryce 
Alexander, on Sept. 19.2000. Lisa is 
a fourth grade teacher in Fayette 
County, Ga. The McCools reside in 
Newman, Ga. 

To Kyle Robinson '93 and his wife 
Kellv. a son, lames Monroe, on April 
20, 2000. Kyle is the lead recreation 
therapist at Catawba Memorial 
Hospital. The Robinsons reside in 

To Murray R. Smith '93 and his wife 
Tetsuko. a daughter. Karen Uehira. 
on Dec. 1. 2000. Murray is a senior 
software engineer with DataCore 
Software in Durham. 

To Christy Short Stocks '93 and her 

husband Jeffrey, a daughter, Jenni- 
fer Bailey, on lune 12, 2000. Christy 
is vice president of Short Brothers 
Auto Sales in Whiteville. 

To Leslie Clodfelter Aycock '95 and 

her husband Duana, a daughter, 
Alyssa Shae, on Oct. 26, 2000. Leslie 
is an accounting supervisor with the 
N.C. Department of Health and 
Human Services. The Aycocks re- 
side in Raleigh. 

To Eric '94 and Nikki Ridgway 
Levin '96, a son, Abe Hallman, on 
April 30, 2000. 

To Brad '96 and Christie Webster 
Heath '96, a daughter, Haley Eliza- 
beth, on Jan. 12, 2001. Brad is the 
president and owner of Carolina 
Gleaners Inc. in Dunn. 

To Quantonya Diggs Saint-Louis 

'96 and her husband Bellande, a 
son. Cameron, on April 20, 2000. 
Quantonya is a computer teacher 
at Life Christian School. The family 
resides in Florissant. Mo. 

To Jason '97 and Stephanie Wood 
Reich '96, a son, Coleman Paul, on 
Sept. 14, 2000. 

To Angela Englebert Peterson '97 

and her husband Mark, a son. Jared 
Ryan, on Nov. 30, 2000. They reside 
in Castle Hayne. 

To Jennifer Gautreau Register '97 

and her husband Matthew, a daugh- 
ter, Madison Evans, on Sept. 16, 
1999. Jennifer is the office manager 
at Creative Child Care Solutions Inc. 
in Wilmington. 

To Christie Hale Tisinger '97 and 

her husband lames, a son, Ben- 
jamin Thomas, on March 23, 2000. 
Christie is a teacher with Brunswick 
County Schools. 

1 o Felicia Ward McPherson '98 and 

her husband Jody. a son, Hunting- 
ton Chase, June 13, 2000. Felicia is 
a sixth grade math teacher at Noble 
Middle School. The McPhersons 
reside in Wilmington. 

To Kristy Oakley Black '99 and her 

husband Brian, a daughter, Camryn 
Alysse, on Feb. 25. 2000. Kristv' is a 
research technician at Duke Uni- 
versity Medical Center. The Blacks 
reside in Timberlake. 


Michael Coleman '73 of Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn.. on Dec. 2, 2000. 

Cynthia Brown Mucci '81 ofjessup, 
Md., onFeb. 15,2001. 

Karen A. Tomosunas '84 of Watha 
on Jan. 27, 2001. 

Allen L. Henderson '94 of Wilm- 
ington on Jan. 27, 2001. 

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University & Alumni 





21 Oozeball 

Cape Fear Chapter vs Ambassadors 

21 Cameron School of 
Business Chapter 

9 a.m. Meeting, Wise Alumni House 

22 Durham BuLLs Game 
Triangle Alumni Chapter 

4 p.m. Picnic, 5 p.m. Game 
28 Young Alumni Council 

9 a.m. Meeting, Wise Alumni House 
Noon Luncheon 
Wilmington Symphony 
Orchestra with John 
Salmon, pianist 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 


Past Alumni Chairs' Council 
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Degreei for persona], professional development 

SEPT. 11, 2001 

The tragedy affects many 


Putting S.C. Aquariuni on the map 







On the cover: 

Michael Jordan wowed the crowd in UNCW's Trask Coli- 
seum when he made his big comeback to professional 
men's basketball during the Washington Wizards' train- 
ing camp held on campus in October. 

Photo by John Domoney 

Printing by The Brown Printing Company 

Fall/Winter 2001 

UNCW Magazine 

Campus Digest 

UNCW makes the grade 

. . . in national rankings 

For the fourth consecutive 
year, UNC Wilmington ranked 
among the top 1 pubhc univer- 
sities in the South. 

T]ie rankings are developed 
by U. S. News & World Report 
which annually surveys approxi- 
mately 1 ,400 public and private 
universities and colleges across 
the country. 

Among the public universi- 
ties in the South, UNCW ranked 
seventh behind James Madison 
University, The Citadel, Appa- 

lachian Slate University, Col- 
lege of Charleston, Murray State 
University and UNC Charlotte. 

Among both public and pri- 
vate institutions in the South, 
UNCW was number 22 out of 
130 institutions. 

The ranking systetn is based 
on seven categories: academic 
reputation, graduation and stu- 
dent retention rates, faculty re- 
sources, student selectivity, 
financial resources and alumni 

. . . in freshman class stats 

UNCWs reputation for aca- 
demic excellence continues to 
improve as it becomes the uni- 
versity of choice for more and 
more high school students. Al- 
though fewer students applied 
and were accepted this year than 

... 7/7 business 

Cameron School ol Business 
degree programs were reaccred- 
ited this summer by the Associa- 
tion to Advance Collegiate 
Schools of Business. 

Of the nation's 1,200 busi- 
ness schools, about one-third 
are accredited by AACSB. The 
process involved an extensive 
self-evaluation of the programs 
mission, curriculum, degree re- 
quirements, faculty resources 
and performance, student re- 

... 7/7 recreation 

UNCW is the best university 
on the East Coast to achieve "surf- 
ing fulfillment" according to 
Swell. coms national rankings. 

Referred to as the "mid-Atlan- 
tic surfing's most-happening epi- 
center," UNCW "has everything 
- a beach, a killer downtown, an 
artsy side, dance clubs, and a 
large group of young people," 
according to one source. 

Surfing professors who were 
recognized were John Bennett, 
physical education; Bill Atwell, 
English; and Wade Watanabe, 

last, the number who actually 
enrolled rose. This year's enroll- 
ment is nearly 10,600 students. 
Among the 2,001 freshmen in 
this fall's class, the average SAT 
score was 1091 and their aver- 
age GPA was 3.49. 

sources, student placement and 

"Our achievement of reac- 
creditation with AACSB is pri- 
marily the result of the hard work 
and dedication of our outstand- 
ing faculty," said Dean Larry 
Clark. "It is the faculty that as- 
sures the quality of the programs, 
attracts outstandingstudents and 
sustains the expectations of over- 
all high quality of education that 
is necessary for AACSB." 


Noted surfing alumni accord- 
ing to include Matt 
Beacham '00, Matt Pruett '00. 
Anne Beasley '96, Dean '92 and 
Pat '97 McManus, Tony Buder 
'97 and Cameron Pearson '00. 

The article notes that UNCW 
has "outgrown its party reputa- 
tion," that admission is competi- 
tive and the marine biology 
department is "world renowned." 

UNCW also got a good review 
in the Autumn 2001 issue of 
Siirjer magazine. 

Gerard gets 
top honors 
for teaching 

Philip Gerard, who was in- 
strumental in the establishment 
of the Master of Fine Arts De- 
gree in 1996, was awarded the 
UNCW Board of Trustees Teach- 
ing Excellence Award in recog- 
nition of his contributions to 
higher education through dedi- 
cation and service to students. 

He was also one of three fac- 
ulty to receive the Distinguished 
Teaching Professorship. The 
others were Janet M. EUerby, 
associate English professor, and 
Sherrill 'V. Martin, music pro- 
fessor. This award recognizes 
faculty who make outstanding 
contributions to teaching and 
comes with a three-year $5,000 

Awards for faculty scholar- 
ship were presented to RobertJ. 
Kieber Jr., chemistry professor, 
and D. Ann Pabst, biological 
sciences associate professor. 
These awards recognize faculty 
for their commitment to schol- 
arship, research and creativity. 

Richard M. DiUaman, biologi- 
cal sciences professor, received 
the Graduate Mentor Award, rec- 
ognizing him for excellent teach- 
ing at the graduate level and his 
record of mentoring students 
who earned master's degrees. 

Awards for faculty scholarship were 
presented to Robert J. Kieber Jr., 
chemistry professor, and D. Ann 
Pabst, biological sciences associate 

Chancellor's Teaching Excel- 
lence Awards were awarded to: 
Sally P. Cummings, associate 
professor. School of Nursing; 
Michael D. White, creative writ- 
ing associate professor; L. Drew 
Rosen, information systems and 
operations management associ- 
ate professor; William J . Bolduc, 
communication studies associ- 
ate professor; and Martin. 

Graduate Teaching Excel- 
lence Awards went to Thomas 
B. O'Shaughnessy, earth sci- 
ences; Lauren S. Blanchard, En- 
glish; Patricia M. Croker, 
English; Kathryn A. Hayslett, 
education; 'Vicki S. Stegall, bio- 
logical sciences; and Mark 'V. 
Wainright, chemistr)'. 

Four new trustees appointed 

Charles Evans, Lee Garrett, 
Harry Payne and Linda 
Upperman Smith have joined 
the UNCW Board of Trustees. 

Evans is a former state legisla- 
tor and member of the UNC 
Board of Governors. He is a resi- 
dent of Manteo. 

Garrett, who attended UNCW 
in 1975and 1976, isamotherof 
four who lives in Wilmington. 

Payne, a native of Wilming- 
ton whose father also served 

the university as a trustee, is a 
former state legislator and sec- 
retary of the N.C. Department 
of Labor. 

Smith, a Wilmington resi- 
dent, served on the UNCW 
Foundation Board from 1999 
to 2001, is chair of "Stompin 
at the Savoy," an annual fund- 
raiser held to increase minority 
presence on campus and was 
interim director of the UNCW 
Office of Minority Affairs. 

2 UNCW Magazine 

FallAVinter 2001 

Broad, Basnight recognized 
with Razor Walker awards 

UNC President Molly Broad 
and N.C. Sen. Marc Basnight 
were among the 10 honored with 
the 2001 Razor Walker Award 
presented by the Donald R. 
Watson School of Education. 

The award, recognized as one 
of the state's most prestigious 
and unique service awards, is 
presented annually to individu- 
als who have had a significant 
impact on the lives and the edu- 
cation of children in North 

Other award winners were: 
• Bobby Brayboy of Oak Island, 

Southport Elementary School 

• Gary Chadwick "69 of Wilm- 

ington, Wilmington executive. 

• John N. Dornan of Raleigh, 
president and executive di- 
rector of the N.C. Public 
School Forum. 

• Andrew C. Phillips of Wilm- 
ington, former state superin- 
tendent of schools. 

• Jan Lewis of Wilmington, 
Pender County Schools vol- 

• Joyce Huguelet of Wilming- 
ton, principal of Winter Park 
Model Elementary School. 

• Bertha Todd of Wilmington, 
30-year New Hanover County 
Schools administrator. 

• First Union Bank of Wilm- 
ington, corporate recipient. 

Campus building boom 
will begin this spring 

This spring, UNCW begins 
the lengthy process of construc- 
tion and renovation to utilize its 
$108 million share of the $3.1 
billion higher education facili- 
ties bond approved by voters in 
November 2000. 

"Senior administrators have 
worked to select designers and 
to begin planning for five new 
buildings as well as renovations 
to seven buildings," said Bob 
Fry, assistant to the chancellor 
for planning. "The first visible 
result of these efforts will occur 
soon after the start of the spring 
2002 semester when we break 
ground for the facility which 
will house the Watson School of 
Education." This three-story 
building will be located north of 
Dobo Hall on Reynolds Drive. 

The second major project, 
slated to begin in the summer, 
will be the expansion and reno- 
vation of Westside Hall. Two 
subprojects to be completed 
within the next year include 
work on the heating and air con- 
ditioning unit at Friday Hall and 
new seats and stage lighting m 
Kenan Auditorium. 

Capital construction and reno- 

vation projects will enable the 
university to accommodate more 
students, said Fr)-. This year's 
large freshman class, the start of 
an expected upward trend for 
the next decade, has prompted 
administrators to explore the 
need for additional on-campus 
housing and an expansion of the 
University Union. 

Even with the renovation 
projects and the use of modular 
facilities, the campus will lack 
adequate space to accommodate 
growth and house personnel. 
Off-campus, leased space is one 
answer to the problem. Human 
resources and payroll moved to 
5051 New Centre Drive along 
with two academic labs and some 
offices within university ad- 
vancement, public ser\'ice and 
extended education and enroll- 
ment affairs. 

"Senior officials are working 
with the university's facilities 
committee to minimize the im- 
pact of construction to the cam- 
pus community," said Fry. The 
latest information about univer- 
sity construction and renova- 
tion activities can be found at 

Hadley to step 
down as dean 
of grad school 

Neil F. Hadley, dean of the 
graduate school and research 
since 1995, will step down in 
June 2002. 

Hadley was the university's 
second graduate school dean but 
the first to combine managing 
the graduate school and research 

Provostjohn Cavanaugh said 
Hadley was brought to UNCW 
to "grow the university's gradu- 
ate program and research mis- 
sion, and both ha\e happened." 
He praised the achievements of 
the past SIX years, citing an in- 
crease in the number of gradu- 
ate degree programs from 12 to 
19 (in 25 majors), the imple- 
mentation of two post-bacca- 
laureate certificate programs, 
and an increase in graduate en- 
rollment from 456 to 750. 

At the same time research 
funding has skyTocketed. "When 
Neil came to UNCW, 162 pro- 
posals were submitted for $21 
million in requests," said Ca- 
vanaugh. "That year, 126 pro- 
posals were funded and the 
university received $4.5 million. 
In 2000-2001, 214 proposals 

Grants top $1 million 

Faculty members whose cumulative 
extemai grant funding reached the 
$1,000,000 mark in 2001 were inducted 
into UNCW's "Million Dollar Club." 

They are: 

• Troy Alphin, research associate, Center 
for Marine Science 

• Daniel Baden, director. Center for Ma- 
rine Science 

• William Cooper, department chair 

• Michelle Howard-Vital, vice chancellor. 
Public Service and Extended Education 

• Robert Kieber, professor, chemistry 

• William McLellan, research associate, 
biological sciences 

• Steve Skrabal, assistant professor, 

were submitted requesting $34 
million; 161 awards were funded 
totaling $13 million." 

Hadley is also proud of his 
record in increasing graduate 
stipends from $6,500 to $8,500 
per year in the sciences, adding 
health care coverage for gradu- 
ate students and increasing 
graduate tuition remissions 
from 10 to 56. Scholarship dol- 
lars for graduate students now 
total $100,000. 

Three programs Hadley will 
be working on during the re- 
mainder of his tenure are a 
master's in social work, a com- 
puter information systems 
master's and a graduate offering 
in environmental studies. 

Carter to explore partnerships 

Denis Carter has new respon- 
sibilities as the associate vice 
chancellor for planning and aca- 
demic outreach. 

"This new assignment will 
provide Denis and UNCW the 
opportunity to explore new and 
exciting partnerships with com- 
munity colleges and 
other academic insti- 
tutions. He will be en- 
gaged with strategic 
planning and institu- 
tional effectiveness," 
said Provostjohn Ca- 

Carter developed 
the first comprehen- 
sive transfer articu- 
lation agreements for 
UNCW which be- Carter 

came a statewide model for 
UNC universities and 59 com- 
munity colleges. UNCW cur- 
rently has agreements with 1 1 
community colleges which 
cover college transfers for As- 
sociate in Arts and Associate in 
Science degrees. 

Carter also ser\'es 
as the Division of 
Academic Affairs' 
liaison to institu- 
tional research and 
planning and par- 
ticipates in enroll- 
ment and strategic 
marketing analyses 
relative to academic 
programs and ini- 
tiatives of the uni- 


UNCW Magazine 

Campus Digest 

Researchers working to restore reefs 

One of the firsl atlempts at 
restoring the health of Atlantic 
coral reefs got underway this 
summer, when scientists from 
U N CW , 
the Uni- 
versity of 
Miami and 
the Na- 
t i o n a 1 
and Atmo- 
Southeast Fisheries Science 
Center released the first-ever, 
laboratory-raised sea urchins 
at an experimental site in the 
Florida Keys National Marine 

The black long-spined sea 
urchin Diadema was almost 
wiped out by disease in 1983. 
Since then, as corals died due to 

bleaching, storm damage, pre- 
dation, ship groundings and dis- 
eases, more of the reef substrate 
was left open for invasion by 
algae. Urchins are critical to reef 
renewal because they eat this 
coral-smothering algae and may 
help restore the delicate eco- 
logical balance of the reefs. 

However, a major concern is 
that fish and invertebrate preda- 
tors will tr\- to eat the spiny 
youngsters, and the scientists 
arc looking at the best way to re- 
introduce them to ensure their 

.Alina Szmant of UNCW is 
leading the project, funded by 
National Sea Grant and sup- 
ported by the National Center 
for Caribbean Coral Reef Re- 
search at UM, the National Un- 
dersea Research Center at 
UNCW and NOAA Fisheries. 

Her own research on the re- 

Fund-raiser benefits Teachers Legacy Hall 

A star-studded event raised 
$45,000 for the Teachers Legacy 
Hall that will be built in con- 
junction with UNCW's new- 
school of education building. 

The fund-raiser, held in Au- 
gust at the Figure Eight home of 
Lanny T. Wilson, drew three 
former North Carolina gover- 
nors, Jim Holshouser, James 
Hunt andjim Martin; Congress- 
men Mike Mclntyre and Bob 
Etheridge; Lt. Gov. Beverly Per- 
due; UNC President Molly 
Broad; State Board of Education 
Chair Phil Kirk and many other 
top state government and edu- 
cation officials. 

They were there to honor the 
late Jay Robinson who devoted 
his life to improving the state's 
educational system as a teacher, 
coach and administrator for 
more than 50 years. The legacy 
hall, which will be named for 
him, will occupy a three-stor\' 
atrium and honor outstanding 
teachers from across the state. 

To date more than S 100,000 
has been raised for the project 
which is part of a $1 million 
campaign to fund both the hall 
and an education scholars pro- 
gram in Robinson's name. 

School of Nursing 
promotes professors 

School of Nursing professors 
PerriJ . Bomar and BettieJ . Glenn 
received promotions this fall. 

Bomar, who was named associ- 
ate dean of research and commu- 
nit)- affairs, will direct the school's 
research efforts and implement 
community partnerships aimed 
at health promotion. A noted re- 
searcher in family health. Bomar 
joined UNCW in 1996. 

Named associate dean of aca- 
demic affairs, Glenn will develop 
and implement the school's un- 
dergraduate and graduate edu- 
cation programs which include 
maintaining national accredita- 
tion standards and state approval. 
Glenn joined UNCW in 2000. 

productive ecolog)- of Caribbean 
reef corals will be applied to the 
second step in the restoration 
effort: raising millions of coral 
larvae from field-collected 
spawn and then enticing them 
to settle onto the reef areas where 
urchins were re-introduced. 

After years of research Szmant 
determined how to predict the 
coral spawning dates which oc- 
cur just a few days each sum- 
mer, according to the lunar cycle. 
Now teams of divers can collect 
the spawn as they are released 
by the corals. 

The team will use large float- 
ing nurser)' chambers to raise the 
larvae until they are mature 
enough to place on the reef. Even 
if all goes as planned, it will take 
years before the scientists see the 
fruit of their labors because reef- 
building corals grow a centime- 
ter or less per year. 

School of Education 
grant is $2 million 

The Watson School of Educa- 
tion received a three-year match- 
ing grant totaling more than S2 
million to train UNCW students, 
faculty and cooperating teach- 
ers to assess student achieve- 
ment using the latest handheld 

The school is receiving 
$965,815 from the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Education, with the re- 
maining funds being matched 
by the university and other part- 
ners in the project. UNCW is 
one of only two universities in 
the state to be awarded this grant 
and one of 75 nationwide. 

"We want to make a differ- 
ence in the public school class- 
rooms by producing teachers 
skilled in assessment through 
technology, " said Dean Cathy 
Barlow. This grant will build on 
the relationship the universitv 
has developed with area public 
schools through its Professional 
Development System. 

The Nixon Annex expansion project has 
been under way since early fail and is 
moving ahead at a positive pace. Weel<ly 
updates, complete with photos of the 
progress, can be seen at the athletics 
department's web site 
athletics. The Wall of Loyalty campaign 
gives Seahawk Club members and others 
who support UNCW athletics programs an 
opportunity to have permanent name 
recognition within the expanded Nixon 
Annex. For more information on the four 
options that are available, please contact 
the Seahawk Club office at 910.962.3571. 

2001-02 men's basketball scheduk 




Dec. 4 

at Minnesota 

7 p.m. C5T 

Dec. 8 


7 p.m. 

Dec. 10 

at Bowling Green 

7 p.m. 

Dec. 15 


7 p.m. 

Dec. 21 

at Old Dominion 

7:35 p.m. 

Dec. 28 


8 p.m. 

Dec. 30 


4:30 p.m. 

Jan. 5 

at Hofstra 

4 p.m. 

Jan. 9 


7 p.m. 

Jan. 12 


7 p.m. 

Jan. 16 

at William and Mar)' 

7 p.m. 

Jan. 19 


7 p.m. 

Jan. 23 


7 p.m. 

Jan. 26 

at 'Va. Commonwealth 

7:30 p.m. 

Jan. 28 

at Towson 

7:30 p.m. 

Feb. 2 


4 p.m. 

Feb. 4 


7 p.m. 

Feb. 9 

at James Madison 

7 p.m. 

Feb. 11 

at George Mason 

7 p.m. 

Feb. 13 


7 p.m. 

Feb. 16 

at Delaware 

7:30 p.m. 

Feb. 18 

at Drexel 

7 p.m. 

Feb. 23 


7 p.m. A 

Home games in CAPS, 


4 UNCW Magazine 

FallAVinter 2001 

Jordan and the Wizards 
bring UNCW's campus 
Into media spotlight 

By Phillip Brown 

For 20 minutes, UNC Wilmington's 
Trask Coliseum was his stage. 

Michael Jordan, at age 38, was holding 
court again. Nicknamed His Airness, 
Jordan swooped, soared and swished 
through Seahawk territon,' to the de- 
light of the standing room only crowd 
who gathered to witness the third 
coming of the legendar)' professional. 

Jordan finished with 13 points, three 
steals and three rebounds in the Oct. 9 
intrasquad scrimmage game with the 
Washington Wizards. The game, 
which capped off the team's weeklong 
training camp, was secondary to the 
media frenzy that Jordan's presence 
created on the UNCW campus. 

More than 150 journalists converged 
on the campus to catch a ghmpse of 
basketball's greatest player. The media 
attention focused on the Wizards' train- 

ing camp was a plus for the university. 

"Stor)' after stor)' on radio, television, 
print and electronic publications 
stated that Jordan and the Wizards 
were at camp at the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington," said 
Mimi Cunningham, assistant vice 
chancellor for university relations. 

"Many media outlets took advantage 
of their time on campus to do sidebar 
features about the university, our stu- 
dents and our athletic programs. Our 
goal was to leverage the excitement 
surrounding Jordan's return to basket- 
ball to build national and international 
awareness of UNC Wilmington, and it 
worked. It was a marvelous opportu- 
nity that we maximized." 

Hosting the Wizards' training camp 
also provided the opportunity to 
showcase the Seahawks and Trask 

Shielded from the encroaching 
media by UNCW Seahawk folding 
chairs, Michael Jordan was the 
center of attention after he 
announced his comeback to 
professional basketball. 
Between 150 and 200 reporters 
and photographers were on 
UNCW's campus for the 
Washington Wizards' training 
camp held in Trask Coliseum the 
first week of October. 
Photographs from this same 
vantage point appeared in 
newspapers around the world. 
- Photos by John Domoney 


Michael Jordan scored 13 points before a packed 
Trask Coliseum when the Washington Wizards 
played an intrasquad scrimmage game. 

Coliseum, said Peg Bradley-Doppes, 
director of athletics. "Media from 
across the country saw that we have a 
first-class university with wonderful 
athletic facilities for our teams. We're 
proud to be Seahawks, and having this 
visibility will continue to enhance our 
programs and university." 

Jerr)' Wainwright, head coach of the 
Seahawk men's basketball team, ech- 
oed Doppes' sentiments. 

"We couldn't afford to buy the na- 
tional exposure that we received from 
having UNCW mentioned alongside 
the Wizards and Michael Jordan," said 

The circus-like atmosphere created by 
Jordan's return to basketball prompted 
more than 200 UNCW students to 
camp out over night for a free ticket to 
the scrimmage game. 

In addition to ticket allotments for stu- 
dents and administrators, purchasers 
of season tickets received a free ticket 
to the Wizards' game. The 37-percent 
increase in season ticket sales over last 
year was great news for the Seahawks. 
However, the arrangement benefiting 
season ticket purchasers received criti- 
cism in the press. 

"We've taken some cheap shots for re- 
See JORDAN, page 15 
UNCW Magazine 5 

TTY OF li 

It's not all structured classroom work for students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. Joanie D. Axsom '91, Storiette Vaught, Linda MacRae 
'95 enjoy a light moment with program director Michael Wentworth. 

Graduate programs 

personal, professional honzons 

By Chris Rogers '02 

As the sun goes down on a Friday 
evening, most students are makmg 
plans for the weekend. But at a res- 
taurant near campus, there's usually a 
group of seven or so sitting around a 
table eating appetizers, having a drink 
and taking part in a lively discussion, 
led by their professor, Michael 

It's not your typical college class, but 
then the Master of Arts in Liberal 
Studies isn't your typical graduate de- 
gree program. Drawing people with 
diverse backgrounds - from working 
professionals to retirees and ranging 
in age from 21 to 89, MALS is for mo- 
tivated students who want to intensify 
their knowledge of today's social, sci- 
entific and humanistic environments. 
Late afternoon and evening seminar 
classes that meet once a 
week accommodate the 
varying needs of the stu- 
dents enrolled. 

m the MALS program," said Leeann 
Dulatre. The 30-year-old administrative 
secretar)' in UNCVS^'s Office of Campus 
Diversity has an undergraduate degree 
in finance from the University of Ha- 
waii and said she has a strong desire to 
enhance her knowledge. 

Many students want to exercise their 
intellect and imagination, said Linda 
Ramge, 55, who has a degree in medi- 
cal technology from the University of 
Wisconsin at Milwaukee. People com- 
ing into the program have a love of 
learning, and with the variety of 
classes MALS offers, they can delve 
into many subjects. 

The program is broad and interdisci- 
plinary. The curriculum is innovative. 
Three areas of concentration are of- 

T hove found a particular satisfaction in 
realizing that my capacity to learn is endless.' 

"I enjoy the atmosphere of 
lifelong learning I've found 

fered: social concerns and cultural sys- 
tems; environment, science and soci- 
ety; and arts, literature and society. 

Individual courses open the door for 
more interesting and extensive study. 
They range from the Sociology of 
Clothing to the Renaissance of Scot- 
tish Culture. Ramge and others espe- 
cially enjoyed the class Shaping of 
America: Cultural Landscapes and an 
American Sense of Place that pro- 
vided a "fascinating tour" of Ameri- 
can cultural geography. 

Students have the opportunity to con- 
duct in-depth explorations of topics 
they only touched on as undergradu- 
ates or pursued as hobbies. They are 
able to examine their own personal 
values and experiences, Dulatre said. 

'T have found a particular sat- 
isfaction in realizing that 
m)' capacity to learn is 
endless. At certain times, 
the shift in me, in my 
thinking on a given sub- 
ject is so profound that 

Leeann Dulatre 

6 UNCW Magazine 

FallAVinter 2001 

the change is almost physical. My un- 
dergraduate experience seems like a 
taskmaster in comparison, the tedious 
memorization of facts and figures," 
Dulatre said. 

The interdisciplinary and cultural di- 
versity of the program appeals to a lot 
of people, said Wentworth, program 
director and associate professor of En- 
glish, who has seen the program grow 
from 13 students when it was insti- 
tuted in 2000 to 86 this year. Most 
people are simply into lifetime learn- 
ing and self-enrichment, he obsers'ed. 
With MALS, however, the bonus is 
the graduate degree they receive when 
the program concludes. 

Unlike those pursuing a degree for the 
sheer enjo)TTient of learning, students 
in UNCWs Master of Pubhc Adminis- 
tration degree program are there to en- 
hance their career objectives. 

Offered through the UNCW Depart- 
ment of Political Science, the MPA is 
a professional degree for individuals 
who are working or who want to 
work in government or nonprofit 
agencies. It is the only degree of its 
kind in Southeastern North Carolina 
and offers two areas of concentration: 
coastal town management and non- 
profit management. 

The blend of managerial, policy and 
scientific courses in the coastal town 
management program is designed to 
help public administrators make in- 
formed decisions that balance com- 
peting interests and serve the 

long-term needs of the region. 

As government increasingly con- 
tracts much of its work to nonprofit 
organizations, the second track of 
the MPA program offers courses that 
enhance the managerial and 
policymaking capabilities of indi- 
viduals trained in specific specialties 
such as mental health, substance 
abuse or child welfare. 

"As the area grows, the demands on 
government and challenges are in- 
creasing. The need for professionally 
trained public administrators is only 
going to be greater as we progress," 
said Tom Barth, program director 
and associate professor of political 

Courses like Administrative Theory, 
Public Budgeting and Finance Admin- 
istration, and Ethics and Leadership 
in Pubhc Life prepare students to be- 
come managers and leaders within 
public administration. 

In addition to teaching methodology, 
the program includes an active public 
service component. Last spring, stu- 
dents in the public budget and fi- 
nance class researched the tax 
structure of a consolidated govern- 
ment between New Hanover County 
and the City of Wilmington. Projects 
like this are ongoing and will be a 
valuable resource to area govern- 
ments, Barth noted. 

Stacy Waters, 23, a 2001 UNCW 
graduate with a bachelor's in environ- 

mental science, is focusing on coastal 
town management. "I like the pro- 
gram a lot. It's demanding on your 
time, but you get a lot out of it. You 
feel you have accomplished some- 
thing at the end of the week. It is go- 
ing to give me the management skills 
that I didn't get from my undergradu- 
ate degree." 

Wrightsville Beach Police Chief John 
Carey is enrolled in the program be- 
cause he wants to have a better un- 
derstanding of public administration. 
"This will be another tool in my tool 
kit, " he said. The master's degree will 
open more career opportunities than 
the limited scope of law enforcement, 
he said, noting his future may be 
teaching political science at the com- 
munity college level. 

"It will open a new way of thinking 
and help me grow professionally," 
said Dean Dimke, director of the 
Wilmington Chapter of the American 
Red Cross who is focusing on non- 
profit management. "To stay success- 
ful you must continue to challenge 

Both the MALS and MPA are offering 
new opportunities to residents of 
Southeastern North Carolina, benefit- 
ing the community and providing a 
more educated workforce. 

Chris Rogers '02 is a senior political science 
major who plans to pursue the Master of 
Public Administration degree when he 

Michael Wentworth, program director for the Master of Arts 
in Liberal Studies, finds the relaxed setting of area restaurants, 
like Tomatoz, is perfect for class discussions with his 
students. One recent Friday, he met with seven students 
including Glenn Pack, left, and Don Hickman, right. 

^0> ^0^,, 1 

FallAVinter 2001 

UNCW Magazine 7 



By Maiybeth Bianchi 

On an ordinary day, the windows in 
Matt Krizowsky's downtown Manhattan 
office "had a stunning view of the two 
towers," but on Sept. 11 it was a scene 
that no one could ever have imagined. 

On the campus of UNCW, which 
seemed like a safe haven on that pic- 
ture-perfect day, many watched in dis- 
belief as the days' events unfolded. 
Students, faculty and staff gathered at 
the Hawk's Nest were glued to the big- 
screened television, wondering just 
what was happening. 

Working at his computer with the 
blinds drawn to reduce glare. Matt, a 
1990 UNCW graduate, said he was 
aware of the sound of a plane. 

"1 think I could actually feel some vi- 
brations from the plane itself before it 
hit the North Tower, but then 1 heard 
and felt the explosion. 1 drew up the 
blinds to see firework-like plumes of 
glittering pieces of office paper, then 
noticed the ebbing fireball. The east 
side of the tower showed one or two 
floors in flames, bright orange red with 
black smoke," he said. "We who were 
there gasped and stared in disbelief at 
the tower in flames. . . . Watching 
through the windows gave our close 
view an unreal TV-like quality. 

"While 1 watched the first tower in 
flames, suddenly the second tower ex- 
ploded outward toward us. 1 could feel 
the rumble of the impact. I could feel 
the heat of the fireball commg through 
the glass," he said. 

As he left his building, moving to other 
company offices a half block away. Matt 
said, "1 covild see the North Tower 
burning and part of the South aflame as 
well. It was unreal. 1 had seen debris 
falling from the towers. I lell it was best 
to get inside. 1 had no idea things would 
be far worse than I could ever imagine." 

About 12:30 p.m. he began the walk 
home to Brooklyn amid a thick cover of 
dust, burned papers and other debris. He 

UNCW students, faculty and staff gathered for 
a moment of reflection and remembrance during 
a candlelight ceremony on the campus commons 
the week following the terrorist attacks in New 
York and Washington, D.C. 

Photo by Brent Tolan/r/ie Seahowlc 

returned to work a week later, although 
his office would be without power or 
phone service for several more days. 

A 1994 UNCW alumnus was working 
in 7 World Trade Center when the 
planes flew into the two largest build- 
ings of the complex. Thinking the first 
plane that hit was a missile, he and co- 
workers grabbed medical kits and 
headed out into the street to help those 
injured by falling debris. They gathered 
along the Westside Highway, then 
walked along the river to the towers as 
the second plane flew its suicidal course 
and the first tower came crashing down. 

"It was just like in the movies . . . this 
building crumbling and coming toward 
you," he said. Protected by the Finan- 
cial Center, he said he watched as the 
thick cloud spread out more than eight 
blocks in all directions. His own office 
building collapsed later that day. 

The feeling of helplessness was one of 
the worst things for Erik Whitestone 
'96. The film and television industry 
freelancer was surfing the waters off 
Long Island when the attacks occurred, 
but his girlfriend had just gotten off the 
subwa\' two blocks away from the tow- 
ers shortly after the first was hit. She 
was able to seek safe cover and eventu- 
ally walked the nine miles back to her 
home on the Upper West Side. Erik, 
however, was not able to contact her for 
several hours. 

"Like the rest of the world, 1 felt utterly 
helpless, unable to do anything but sit 
and watch TV," he said. 

When New York native Martin Cama- 
cho heard the news, he was immedi- 
ately concerned about the safety of his 
mother, who works a few miles from 
the downtown area that was hit and of- 

FallAVinter 2001 

'How I yearned for that magic time machine 
my grandfather told me about when I was 
a child, 'Just close your eyes, take a deep 
breath, think about your most favorite 
thing in the whole wide world, and remember 
to tell God to make it right again.' It 
wouldn't work this time.' 

- Martin Camacho 

Photo by Brent Jo[an/The Seahowk 

ten walks in nearby Battery Park. A 
UNCW nursing student and alumni as- 
sociation scholarship recipient, Cama- 
cho said his thoughts also went out to 
those in the World Trade Towers, par- 
ticular Cantor Fitzgerald, where his 
wife Kimberly had worked. 

"I reminisced upon the time when I 
spent half an hour staring out of the con- 
ference room window on the 102nd 
floor of Cantor Fitzgerald waiting for 
Kim to leave her office. We were leaving 
for college in North Carolina shortly, 
and for some reason 1 felt as if I should 
relish the scenery," he said. 

Remembering a conversation with a fel- 
low service man who was from Israel 
and knew what it was like li\ing in the 
midst of terrorism, Camacho said on 
Sept. 11 he understood how it felt . . . 
"that terrible sense of insecurity, suspi- 
cion and impending doom. Now there 1 
was watching the massacre continue 
right before me. Down they came, the 
first and then the second. 

"How 1 yearned for that magic time ma- 
chine my grandfather told me about 
when I was a child, 'Just close your 
eyes, take a deep breath, think about 
your most favorite thing in the whole 
wide world, and remember to tell God 
to make it right again.' It wouldn't work 
this time," Camacho said. 

In Washington, D.C., Dick McGraw, a 
public relations instructor who in July left 
the comfortable sanctuar)' of the univer- 
sity to work for Defense Secretar)' Donald 
Rumsfeld, was watching the crisis unfold 
from his office at the Pentagon. 

"Twenty minutes later, the pictures on 
my wall shook like we had just experi- 
enced a sonic boom, but I know sonic 

booms are not allowed around Wash- 
ington, D.C. I knew we had been hit." 

When the building was evacuated, he 
walked for hours, stopping to help 
people and looking for his coworkers in 
the public affairs department. He 
walked around the huge structure try- 
ing to reach the scene of destruction, 
but was forced to turn and walk back 
around another mile and a half. 

"Eventually I came to a Citgo station 
which I found our office had 'confis- 
cated' and taken over as a press opera- 
tion center. We were directly opposite 
the impact area and about 300 to 600 
yards away. The building was burning 
heavily; fire trucks were pouring heavy 
streams of water into the collapsed 
structure," he said. 

After conducting a press briefing and 
"sending the signal that 'the Pentagon is 
still standing and it's almost business as 
usual,'" McGraw later realized, "Of 
course, it wasn't and still isn't 'business 
as usual.' . . . Our very way of life has 
been attacked in a way we could not 
have imagined." 

Cheri Arnott was working at a govern- 
ment agency less than two miles away 
from the Pentagon when it was hit. 

"While standing in the office, the vsin- 
dows shook, and we heard and felt the 
second explosion at the Pentagon - pre- 
sumably the plane exploding. At that 
point, with a very uncertain idea of 
what was safe, I left work, because after 
all, I work in a federal building, and 
they said that another plane was about 
20 minutes out (soon after, we found 
out that this was the plane that crashed 
in Pennsylvania)." 

"I walked home, as there was no mov- 

ing in a car. It was during that walk that 
I saw things I never thought I'd see. 
Walking through intersections that 
were guarded by snipers. Seeing only 
military aircraft fl)ing overheard. Not 
sure if the worst was over, not sure 
what was to come," Arnott said. 

Reflecting on the loss of fellow 
firefighters who initially rushed to the 
scene in New York City, Ed 'Vosnock 
'71, battalion chief with the Wilmington 
Fire Department, said, "We do what we 
do because it is our job to save lives and 
protect property. Sometimes the task 
may start out routine and turn into an 
heroic event. When people are m need 
is the time firemen feel needed most. 
Sometimes the everyday saves don't 
make the news, but the tragic events do, 
and they are then brought to the 
public's attention. When this occurs, 
through no fault of our own, we some- 
times feel we have failed," he said. 

"Nonetheless, we firefighters are here in 
our community and across this great 
nation to protect the citizenr)', in good 
times and m bad times and in tragic 
times that may result in the ultimate 

"1 recall a conversation that I had with 
my mother recently, confirming what 1 
had suspected," Camacho said. "'Ever\'- 
thing is different,' she said. 'You will be 
able to see it. It's a lie otherwise.'" 

"There is a reluctance to ruin the fond- 
ness for the past, yet complacency has 
never been an attribute inherent within 
my life. In the meantime, there is a 
space reser\'ed alongside my framed 
black and white of the Brooklyn Bridge 
with the World Trade Center set in the 
background. 1 hope that the next will be 
grander than its predecessor." 

FallAVinter 2001 

UNCW Magazine 


Blue's job 
is putting 
S.C. Aquarium 
on tiie map 

Photo by Harybeth Bianchi 

By Marybeth K. Bianchi 

A superstitious person might worry 
about the influence of the number 13, 
but it's been lucky for Scott Blue '85. 

After a 13-year career in the airline 
industry, he needed a change. He be- 
gan working as a sales rep with Pied- 
mont Airlines the Monday after 
graduating from UNCVv'. He advanced 
as the company grew and merged 
with US Airways. He moved around - 
to Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington 
and Charleston - as he rose to district 
sales manager. But he longed for a 
change and the timing seemed right 
since the company was reorganizing 
sales districts. 

"'When I left in 1998, I was in a good 
financial position from my separa- 
tion. I didn't know what I wanted to 
do, but I had faith it would work 
out," he said. 

And as luck would have it, it did. 

He was the 13th person hired to work 
at the South Carolina Aquarium, 
which was slated to open May 2000 in 
Charleston, S. C. 

"I really believe things happen for a 
reason," he said. The director of sales 
and marketing, working in a bright 

corner office overlooking the Charles- 
ton Harbor, Blue is responsible for 
operational revenue at the SlO-mil- 
lion organization. Marketing, adver- 
tising, membership program, retail 
shop, public and community relations 
are also his responsibilities. 

"it's not a boring job," he said. 

Coming in on the ground floor of the 
aquarium project was "quite a learn- 
ing experience," Blue said. "My team 
was hired as specialists in their area of 

The first year its doors were open, the 
aquarium drew 861,000 visitors, the 
vast majority area residents. However, 
Blue noted, "Our success really hinges 
on how well we attract tourists." 
About 4 million people visit Charles- 
ton each year. 

"Our customer base is influenced by 
tourism, and in some ways it's out of 
our control," he said. With a down- 
turn in the economy and travel plans 
put on hold because of the events sur- 
rounding Sept. 11, Blue faces many 
challenges ahead. 

"My job is to attract new and repeat 
guests to the aquarium ever)' day," he 

said. "It's a good product to sell, but 
folks come to Charleston for very spe- 
cific reasons - history, architecture, 
food, the beach." 

Making the aquarium a destination is 
one of Blue's objectives. "In terms of 
competition, we have a lot, even 
though we have a ver)' unique prod- 
uct," he said. "What the aquarium has 
done is create another option within 
this popular destination." 

Like Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Blues' 
goal is that, one day, Charleston visi- 
tors will say they're headed to 
Aquarium Wharf. Located on the wa- 
terfront about a quarter mile up from 
the historic downtown Charleston 
area, this area is slowly coming into 
its own with an IMAX theatre, shops, 
food court and Fort Sumter tour boat 
facility and interpretive center. 

"Positive things are going to happen," 
he believes. 

While attendance numbers dropped 
during the aquarium's second year of 
operation. Blue is implementing a 
number of strategies to not only draw 
tourists, but to keep area residents 

See BLUE, page 15 

10 UNCW Magazine 

FallAVinter 2001 

Giving Matters 

King's success 
benefits students 

By Marybeth K. Bianchi 

Humble beginnings didn't deter Joe L. King 
'66 from climbing the corporate ladder. 

He believes it was the foundation of edu- 
cation he received at 'Wilmington College, 
plus the influence of his hardworking 
mother, that helped him achieve success. 

And with that success, he is giving back to 
help desening students at UNCW. 

"What's happened to me in my life goes 
back to education," he said. "It all goes 
back to this university." 

King, who is the communications manager 
for global marketing with Ford Motor Com- 
pany in Detroit, grew up in Scotts Hill, 
where his widowed mother ran Kings Cash 
Grocer)'. With financial assistance from the 
E. L. White Scholarship, he enrolled at 
Wilmington College in 1963, graduating 
magna cum laude in just three years. 

Mack West, who was chairman of the busi- 
ness department, was one of the "engaging" 
professors he recalls having an influence on 
his life. "He reall)' made you want to be a 
student of business," King noted. 

With the 'Vietnam War raging. King en- 
listed in the Air Force, spending "four of 
the most enjoyable years of my life" as a 
commissioned officer in the supply field. 
However, he knew a military career was 
not for him, and a friend influenced him 
to continue his education when his tour 
of duty ended. 

He applied to several universities, but 
chose Harvard to obtain his master of 

business administration degree. 

"Once I finished my master's de- 
gree, I really wanted to go south, 
but you have to look at where the 
opportunities are," he said. And 
the road to opportunity led to 
Ford where he's been for 29 years. 

"The Ford Motor Company is like 
my second family. It's the people," he 
said. "We really do attract some of the 
best and the brightest." 

A 1998 recipient of the UNCW Razor 
Walker Award for Distinguished Service, 
King worked with Tyrone Rowell, senior 
associate vice chancellor for university ad- 
vancement, and the Ford Division to in- 
volve his alma mater in launching the 
Ford Focus, the replacement for the ven- 
erable Escort. 

Five hundred \oung people from across 
the countr)' were flown to Wilmington for 
the unveiling of the new car at the "Con- 
cert on the Creek" in Kenan Auditorium, 
a 1999 event also featuring the cast of the 
television show Dawson's Creek. The na- 
tional spotlight shone on Wilmington and 

As he approaches retirement, the ener- 
getic King isn't thinking about kicking 
back and taking it easy. "I do want to do 
something in a second career," he said, 
and he's thinking about moving back east. 

As a member of the UNCW Foundation 
Board of Directors, King travels back to 
Wilmington four times a year to attend 

One of the things Joe King enjoys about his job is being able to attend the 
Specialty Equipment Market Association convention in Las Vegas where Ford 
has developed partnerships with companies who modify stock vehicles. 

meetings. Since 1996, he missed just one. 

"This is his home. This is his alma mater 
and he's proud of it," Rowell said. "Joe's 
very proud of his roots here." 

And giving back is important to him. 

"My mother was probably the most im- 
portant influence in my life," he said. And 
to honor her memor)', he established the 
Mary Ramey King Endowed Scholarship 
at UNCW to be awarded annually to a fe- 
male business student. "My mother really 
cared about business, and she really cared 
about education," he said. 

Following the death of his brother Will- 
iam last year. King began building a sec- 
ond endowment to establish a scholarship 
for a student studying the sciences. He ex- 
pects it to be completely funded by the 
end of next year. 

"The most important thing you can do 
for your children is help them get an edu- 
cation," King said. And through his gifts 
to UNCW, he will be giving many chil- 
dren, for years to come, an opportunity to 
reach beyond their own humble back- 
grounds and achieve success. 

Creating an Endowed Scholarship 

Creating a scholarship can make a 
tremendous difference in the life 
of a student. Establishing an en- 
dowed scholarship is a gift in per- 
petuity that benefits students for 
generations to come. 

To create an endowed named 
scholarship, the university requires 

a minimum gift of $25,000 or a 
pledge for that amount to be paid 
within three years. 

An endowed scholarship at $25,000 
enables the university to award a 
scholarship that covers approxi- 
mately half of the cost of in-state 
tuition and fees (at 2001-02 rates). 

An endowed scholarship at $50,000 
enables us to award a scholarship 
that covers approximately the full 
cost of in-state tuition and fees (at 
2001-02 rates). 

Once a year, scholarship donors are 
invited to a special dinner to meet 
their scholarship recipients. 

Another option is an annual schol- 
arship that can be created through 
support on a year-to-year basis. 

For more information, please con- 
tact Ty Rowell, senior associate 
vice chancellor for university ad- 
vancement, at 910.962.3626 or 

FallAVinter 2001 

UNCW Magazine 11 

Homecoming Is Jan, 19 

The alumni association's 2002 home- 
coming celebration includes something 
for everyone. 

It begins on Friday, Jan. 18, when alumni 
can workout with students at the recre- 
ation center between 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. 
The center is also open Saturday from 10 
a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. 
and Monday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Reg- 
istration with the alumm relations office 
is required for admittance. 

The annual awards banquet, which is by- 
invitation-only, is at 6:30 p.m. in the 
Warwick Center ballroom. The Alumnus/ 
Alumna of the Year and the Distinguished 
Citizen for Service to the Community and 
University will be recognized. 

The Young Alumni Council invites gradu- 
ates from 1991 to 2001 to a social at 9 
p.m. at Front Street Brewer)' in downtown 
Wilmington. Free food, DJ and cash bar 
will be available. 

Saturday, Jan. 19, is the big day with 
many activities planned: 

• The bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

• The annual homecoming 5K run starts 
at 9 a.m. at the Student Recreation 
Center. To register call 910.962.7443. 

• A drop-in lunch will be held at Wise 
Alumni House on Market Street from 
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge, 
but reservations are required and can be 
made by calling the alumni relations office. 

• ,AAGA, the African American Graduates 
Association, will have its annual lun- 
cheon meeting at noon in the Center 
Stage Cafe. Officers will be elected, and 
Ralph Parker, former director of minor- 
ity affairs will be the guest of honor. 
The cost is S5 a person, in advance. 

• A walking tour of campus, led by stu- 
dent ambassadors, will begin at 2 p.m. 
in the Trask Coliseum lobby. The high- 

Board of directors meet Jan. 12 

The next meeting of the UNCW Alumni 
Association Board of Directors is sched- 
uled for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at Wise Alumni 

light will be the newest addition to 
campus. Lakeside Hall. 

• Members of the Triad, Triangle and 
Charlotte alumni chapters will be rec- 
ognized at the pregame social at 5 p.m. 
in the Hawk's Nest. (See stor)- on pre- 
game socials for admission costs.) 

• At 7 p.m. the Seahawks host James 
Madison University in Trask Coliseum. 
Limited tickets are available for the 
game and are SIO a person for adults 
and S5 for children 14 and under. For 
more information call 910.962.3233. 

• At half-time alumni board chair Bill 
Herrett will crown the 2002 homecom- 
ing queen and king, and the Cameron 
School of Business Alumni Chapter will 
host a social in Trask Coliseum, 
Room 142. 

• The celebration reaches its climax at 
9:30 p.m. at the annual homecoming 
dance in the grand ballroom of the 
Wilmington Hilton Riverside. This 
year's event will feature the Voltage 
Brothers and recognize members of 
Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Zeta and 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Reunions will fo- 
cus on graduating classes from the 
1980s. There will also be special recog- 
nition of alumni who traveled great 
distances to attend the festivities. 

Tickets to the dance are $20 a person 
and must be purchased in advance. The 
deadline for ticket purchases is Jan. 16. 
Admission includes heavy hors 
d"oeun.'es. A cash bar will be available. 

To purchase tickets or register for events, 
please contact the alumni relations office 
or go online at 

Get in the spirit 
during alumni 
basketball socials 

Alumni and friends have four opportunities 
to get in the Seahawk spirit before or after 
upcoming home men's basketball games. 

The schedule for 2002 socials is: 

• Jan. 12 - Mexican Fiesta Night, 5 p.m. 
Music will be provided by DJ Lee 
Pearson '70, and the Cape Fear Chapter 
will be recognized. UNCW plays Dela- 
ware at 7 p.m. 

• Jan. 19 - Homecoming, Chicken Pickin' 
Night, 5 p.m. Triad, Triangle and Char- 
lotte alumni chapters will be recognized. 

• Feb. 2 - Barbecue Night, 7 p.m. The 
Watson School of Education and School 
of Nursing chapters will be honored. 
Duke Ladd will entertain. UNCW plays 
Hofstra at 4 p.m. 

• Feb. 23 - Pasta Night, 5 p.m. The Cam- 
eron School of Business and Communi- 
cation Studies chapters will be 
recognized. The Choral Roberts will 
perform. UNCW plays 'VCU at 7 p.m. 

All socials are held in the Hawk's Nest and 
the games are played in Trask Coliseum. 
Door prizes will be given at each event. 

Active alumni and friends who contribute 
$250 or more annually to the UNCW 
Alumni Association or Wise Alumni House 
will be admitted to each social with one 
guest for half-price at $5 a person. For all 
other alumni and guests admission is $10 a 
person. Children, ages six to 12, will be ad- 
mitted for $3 each, and there is no charge 
for children five and under. Reservations 
are required and can be made by calling 
the alumni relations office. 

Coleman family endows scholarship 

The Coleman family, owners of Porta- 
Nails Inc., has established an endowed 
scholarship at UNCW. 

Jerry Coleman Sr., Porta-Nails president 
and a 1956 graduate of Wilmington Col- 
lege, said this scholarship is his company's 
demonstration of its belief in the impor- 
tance of education. Headquartered in 

Wilmington, Porta-Nails Inc. manufac- 
tures hardwood floor-fastening tools and 
specialty woodworking tools. 

The Porta-Nails Scholarship will be a merit- 
based scholarship and will be open to stu- 
dents majoring in any four-year degree. 

UNCW requires a minimum donation of 
$25,000 to endow a scholarship. 

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FallAVinter 2001 

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Alumni News 

New coundl strives to engage recent graduates 

The newest addition to the alumni asso- 
ciation is the Young Alumni Council, es- 
tablished in April to engage, sen'e and 
support UNCWs most recent graduates. 

"We hope to plan events that will bring 
recent alums back to the university so 
they can see their dollars at work," said 
Elaine Duck "97, council president. 

Serving with her in leadership roles are 
McGavock Edwards '96 as vice president 
and Sonja Rowe "95 as secretary. 

The council will be comprised of up to 25 
members with two representatives from 
each of the last 10 graduating classes start- 
ing in 1991, plus three at-large members. 

The council's objective is to develop pro- 

Scholarships awarded to 12 

The alumni association awarded 12 schol- 
arships for the 2001-02 academic year to 
students who have demonstrated excel- 
lence in the classroom and their commu- 
nities and who have a financial need. Each 
is valued at approximately $1,500 a year 
and is renewable annually if criteria are 
met on a continuing basis. 

Graduate scholarships: 

• Milli Raynor of Hampstead was 
awarded the Lewis-Wiley Alumni Fel- 
lowship. Milli is working on Master of 
Arts in Liberal Studies. 

• Jenifer J. Murphy of Wilmington was 
awarded the P. Daniel Lockamyjr. 
Graduate Alumni Scholarship. She is 
working on a master's degree in cur- 
riculum and instructional supervision. 

New undergraduate scholarships: 

• Sandra L. Tatum of Hampstead is a 
freshman who intends to major in in- 

The atumni association recognized its scholarship 
recipients with a dinner at Wise Alumni House. 

ternalional linance and pursue a career 
in international business. 

• Matthew M. Kunic of Youngstown, 
Ohio, IS a junior majoring in communi- 
cation studies and political science. 

Scholarship renewals: 

• Sharon L Duff of Holly Ridge is the re- 
cipient of the Hugh Henry Fox Alumni 
Scholarship, awarded in memory of 
Wilmington College's first graduate. 
She is a sophomore majoring in el- 
ementar}' education. 

• Jackie L. Roberts of Shawboro, N.C., is 
the recipient of the Gerald H. Shinn 
Alumni Scholarship which includes a 
$500 book award. Jackie is a junior ma- 
joring in accounting. 

• Brandy L. Garrell of Chadbourn is a jun- 
ior majoring in accounting and partici- 
pates in the UNCW Honors Program. 

• Cynthia F. Thomas of Charlotte is a 
sophomore business major. 

• Martin Camacho of New York, N.Y., is 
a senior majoring in nursing and is a 
UNCW School of Nursing honors 

• Andrea L. Cartrette of Castle Hayne is a 
sophomore majoring in English. 

Athletic scholarships: 

• Kelly Bailey of Greensboro is a junior 
business major. She is a member of the 
women's golf team. 

• Leslie C. Smith of Car)' is a CAA 
scholar-athlete in swimming. She is a 
junior majoring in communication 

Scholarships are funded by donations 
from UNCW alumni and friends, as well 
as income from the UNCW Seahawk col- 
legiate license plate program. 

grams and communications that are tai- 
lored to recent grads' needs and perspec- 
tives. It seeks to involve young alumni by 
developing them as volunteers and future 
leaders in ways that deepen their commit- 
ment to the university and prepare them for 
active roles in alumni relations. 

The council has three working commit- 
tees: careers and admissions with Tina 
Rivenbark '91 as chair, programming and 
awards with Woody Sutton '92 as chair, 
and technology advisory with Kim 
Warlick '01 as chair. 

This spring the group cosponsored the 
program "Your Personal Best, Strategies 
for Career Success" with the Young 
Alumni Program from UNC Chapel Hill. 

As part of Homecoming 2002, the council 
will host a young alumni celebration at 9 
p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Front Street Brew- 
ery in downtown Wilmington. 

"It's a great break in a dull winter to come 
back for homecoming, see friends and 
hang out in the old hot spots," Duck said. 

Young alumni can reserve their spot by 
contacting the Alumni Relations Office or 
registering online at 

Golfers' efforts result 
In endowed scholarship 

It took several hundred rounds of golf, 
but the Jim Humphries Memorial Scholar- 
ship IS now endowed. 

A student leader while enrolled at UNCW, 
Humphries graduated in 1990. After bat- 
tling brain cancer, he died in 1995. 

For five years, his friends in the Triad area 
sponsored a golf tournament to raise 
funds to endow a scholarship in his 
honor. Wes Ward '92 and Bret Kinney '90 
were the primary organizers. This summer 
they met their goal of $25,000. 

The first scholarship will be awarded by 
the alumni association in 2002. Candidates 
must be juniors or seniors with a minimum 
GPA of 2.5 who have demonstrated cam- 
pus and community leadership. 

FallAVinter 2001 

UNCW Magazine 13 

Alumni News 

Unity, support are 
association's goals 

Wouldn't it be great to see UNCW repre- 
sented by one main school color? As 
alumni association chair, I've supported 
this concept and have urged others to fol- 
low suit. This fall the Athletics Depart- 
ment approved teal as the teams' color. 
"Feel the Teal" wiU be the Seahawk's man- 
tra. I would love to go to basketball games 
this season and see all of the UNCW fans 
represented by one color - teal. 

Another goal 1 have is to 
encourage attendance 
and support at all 
UNCW functions and 
events by alumni, stu- 
dents, faculty and the 
community. We have 
such a great university 
that continues to im- 
prove tremendously ev- 
ery year. We need to provide support in 
whatever way possible. 

I have also made a commitment "to have 
fun." Those who know me personally 
would agree that this is an easy goal for 
me. With all the terrible events that took 
place in our countr\' in September, this 
goal is even more important. 

This year we have many great ways to 
show our support for UNCW. We will be 
preparing for four pregame socials during 
the basketball season. With the addition 
of Drexel, Hofstra, Delaware and Towson 
into the conference we look forward to 
another successful season. Mark your cal- 
endar for Jan. 19 when the 'VB's, better 
known as the 'Voltage Brothers, take the 
stage for homecoming as we pay tribute to 
'80s alumni, and, yes, that includes me. 
For one night, we can turn back the clock 
and remember the music of the '80s, plus 

Our theme this year is "UNCW Alumni, So 
True." As alumni, we are committed to 
staying true to the university and all of the 
friends we met along the way. We look for- 
ward to each of you staving true as well. 

Alumni, American bonds strengthened 

We need you more than ever during these 
troubling times since Sept. 11. We send 
out our prayers and support to all those 
who have been touched directly or indi- 
rectly by the terrorists' attacks. The bond 
that Americans have for each other is 
added strength against the enemy. As 
alumni of Wilmington College and 
UNCW, we move forward as does our na- 
tion with a new awareness. 

Our alumni association continues to need 
your volunteerism and support. We thank 
you for ever)' gift and moment you spent 
last year promoting your alma mater. 
Progress was made. Our alumni participa- 
tion rate was 13 percent at year-end on 
June 30. 'We are not satisfied and appeal 
to all alumni to give back at any level to 
support UNCW. 

The rankings by US Ne^vs and World Re- 
port show that we are number seven in the 
South among public universities, holding 
in the top 10 for four straight years. 

Alumni giving to UNCW 
is a part of the calculation, 
and we need to increase 
our numbers of alumni 
donors to support and 
propel the ranking into 
the top five. Let's do it! 

The alumni association Smith 
put our fledgling "Grand Alumni Champi- 
ons" program in the air. We thank our 
$1,000 donors for their commitment. Our 
Young Alumni Council stretched its wings 
and took flight. It's poised to create great 
opportunities for young alumni to gather 
and ser\'e. 

Planned this year are a variety of alumni 
and friends events such as chapter hap- 
penings, reunions, pregame socials, home- 
coming and other opportunities to get 
together for fun and fellowship. Join with 
us and celebrate with the alumni spirit 
that we all possess. 


Grand Alumni show support for association 

One way you can show your support for 
your alma mater is by becoming a Grand 
Alumni Champion. 

Grand Alumni contribute $1,000 annually 
to the association to enhance established 
programs, like scholarships and student 
development, and to fund new initiatives 
like the Young Alumni Council. 

In return. Grand Alumni are qualified for 
membership in the Chancellor's Club, 
which enables them to attend special uni- 

versity and alumni functions and receive 
special recognition in a variety of ways, 
including a plaque in Wise Alumni House. 

Grand Alumni for 2000-01 were Frank S. 
Bua '68, Rebecca Burruss Fancher '78, 
Charles F. Green III '71, Robert S. King '66, 
Ronald N. Lipsius '61, '78, Norman H. 
Melton '74, 'Victoria Landing Mbc '82, Hugh 
C Newkirkjr. '70, Leigh Thomas Powell 
'96, Patricia Corcoran Smith '72, Louis R. 
Smith '73, and Francis L. Wootton '70. 

Wanted: Those willing to serve fellow alumni 

The alumni association is looking for a 
few good men and women who have a real 
affection for their alma mater and are will- 
ing to serve in a leadership position. 

Potential board members should be "ac- 
tive" alumni who make annual contribu- 
tions to UNCW, are willing to attend 
alumni events and meetings and support a 

variety of special projects to benefit 
alumni and students. 

Board member terms begin July 1 and 
may be held for one year as an alternate or 
three years as a core board member. 
Chapter representatives are also needed. 

The deadline to apply is Jan. 10. 

14 UNCW Magazine 

FallA\'inter 2001 

Get active, get stuff 

Active alumni who contribute 
$25 or more annually to UNCW 
are entitled to: 

• t/A/CWAfogoz;>7e subscription 

• Alumni window decal and 

• Selected Randall Library 

• Special invitations to alumni 
and university events 

• Discounted pregame socials 
for alumni donors of $250 

• Discounted movie tickets 

• One year free Career Services 
after graduation 

• Career Services computer re- 

• The opportunity to use Wise 
Alumni House for an event 

• 10-percent discount on non- 
sale items at the bookstore 
(excluding textbooks) 

• Online benefits (log on at for 

Go online with alumni 

Supporting your alma mater is 
easy now with UNCW's online 
services for alumni. 

Gifts to the association or to 
the university program of your 
choice can be made securely 
from the alumni or alumni and 
friends websites. Caroline Cor- 
riher '97, Cape Fear Alumni 
Chapter representative, gave 
the association's first on-line 
gift in June. 

Alumni can also obtain a dis- 
tinctive e-mail address that in- 
stantly shows their affinity to 
the university. Other services 
include on-line registration for 
alumni events, information up- 
dates, chapter programs, busi- 
ness card exchange, web post- 
cards and more. 

To find out more, log on at or 

Tell us your news 

Let us know what's happening 
in your life by writing to or help 
us keep our files up-to-date by 
logging on at 

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warding loyal Seahawk fans 
and boosters, but the deci- 
sion to offer them free scrim- 
mage tickets was made 1 1 
months ago, well before Jor- 
dan announced his decision 
to play," said Wainwright. 

In addition to the increased 
exposure and ticket sales, 
havmg the Wizards in 
Wilmington benefited Sea- 
hawk players and coaches, 
said Wainwright. 

"The Wizards were generous 
to allow us access to their 
practices. As a teaching situ- 
ation, our players, men and 
women, were able to learn 
by observing people per- 
forming at the top level of 
the sport. For the coaches, 
we had a chance to interact 
not only with the Wizards 
staff, but former Tar Heel 
coach Dean Smith and 
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski," 
Wainwright said. 

In looking toward the fu- 

ture, Wainwright said the 
wonderful comments he 
had froiTi the Wizards about 
the coliseum's new floor, 
locker room and other 
training facilities, which 
were coinpleted during the 
summer and just in time for 
the Wizards, should en- 
hance player recruitment. 

The Wizards were the first 
to play a game on the new 
floor, said Wainwright. 

'T'm glad they liked it (the 
floor). It's nice that it was 
tested by players at the 
highest level." 

Wainwright added that he 
was also pleased that the 
students, faculty, staff and 
community supported the 

"Hopefully, for those who 
visited Trask for the first 
time to see the Wizards 
scrimmage, they got the 
chance to see how nice the 


is and 

they will 


back for 






Photo by John Domoney 

said Wainwright. 

In that respect, Washington 
Wizards head coach Doug 
Collins gave the Seahawks 
support. During a press 
conference following the 
scrimmage game, he praised 
Trask Coliseum and 

"We're really thankful that 
we had a place like this 
(Trask Coliseum)," said 
Collins, "We really got a lot 
of work done here. Coach 
Wainwright and his staff, 
the facilities, the way that 
the people made us feel at 
home - this was great." 

Continued from BLUE, page 10 

coming back again and 
again. Family memberships, 
which now number 15,000, 
are one way to draw them. 

"Aquariums reinvent them- 
selves with temporar)- exhib- 
its," he said. "You have to 
enhance the guests' experi- 
ences. Programs are also 
vers-- important, and guests 
today want interactive 
memorable experiences." 

An upcoming exhibit fo- 
cuses on UFOs or unbeliev- 
able floating objects. Also in 
the works are behind-the- 
scenes tours, summer camps 
and an overnight program 
for children. "They'll be able 
to sleep with the fishes," 
Blue noted. 

Even though airlines and 

aquariums are two totally 
different businesses, there 
are similarities when it 
comes to attracting custom- 
ers. "The principles of mar- 
keting are the same from 
industry to industry," Blue 
said. "You have to build re- 
lationships with your cus- 
tomers and give potential 
customers enough compel- 
ling reasons to buy in order 
to sell your product." 

Blue, who admits his college 
career at UNCW got off to a 
rocky start, said he quit his 
part-time job, focused on his 
studies and saw his grade 
point average rise. 

"I'm not a quitter. It was a 
situation where I had my 
fun for the first little bit of 

time 1 was there, and then 1 
had to buckle down to real- 
ity," he remembered. He 
even considered staying in 
school for a master of busi- 
ness administration degree, 
but decided to go right to 

Blue said he inherited his 
desire for hard work from 
his father, a banker for 
more than 40 years, and his 
grandfather, a tobacco 
farmer. He "took bits and 
pieces" from his mentors to 
develop his own leadership 

"I don't know where I'll be 
tomorrow and I'm not wor- 
ried about it," he said. The 
39-year-old just wonders, 
"What's the next challenge?" 

FallAVmter 2001 

UNCW Magazine 15 

r News 


AAGA's theme for Homecoming 
2002 is "Celebration of tine Past in 
Connection to the Future." The 
chapter will recognize Ralph 
Parker, former director of minority 
affairs, past officers, athletes and 
gospel choir members during its 
annual luncheon meeting at noon 
Jan. 19 in the Center Stage Cafe in 
Warwick Center. 

The first Senior Sankofa, established 
by AAGA to honor graduating black 
students, was held May 17 at Wise 
Alumni House. It will be held annu- 
ally in conjunction with spring com- 
mencement. Sankofa, which means 
an African rite of passage in the 
Akan languages of West Africa, rep- 
resents the unity presented by 
AAGA to the graduates, marking 
their move from UNCW to careers. 

Fund-raising continues for the 
Ralph Parker Endowed Scholarship 
with contributions nearing 
$14,000. The chapter encourages 
African American graduates to give 
back to the university by support- 
ing this effort. For more informa- 
tion contact Malcomb Coley '86, 
fund-raising chairman, at Checks 
can be made payable to the Ralph 
Parker Scholarship and sent to 
UNCW Advancement Services, 601 
S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 

Questions or comments about the 
chapter can be sent to Wanda C. 
Corbin '87 at 

School of 

The chapter 
board of directors 
elected Anne 
Johnson '91, 
president; Jeffrey 
Whitney 'OlM, 
vice president: 
Vicki Alala '97, 
'98M secretary; 
and Larry White 
'90M, treasurer, 
Donis Noe '86, 
'94M serves as 
past president. 

Anne Johnson '91, 
right, has taken over 
the leadership of the 
Cameron School 
Chapter from Donis 
Noe '86, '94M. 

joyed the horse races, food, re- 
freshments and fellowship. 

The chapter's annual picnic, held 
Aug. 2 at Hugh MacRae Park, drew 
over 100 people. Johnson invited 
all Cameron School graduates to 
join the chapter. At the Oct. 13 
meeting, the chapter explored 
ways to expand programs for 
M.B.A. and M.S. A. graduates. 

Graduates interested in joining 
the chapter can contact Johnson 
at 910.252.9492 or 

The chapter cosponsored the 
Brookhill Steeplechase May 5 in 
Clayton. More than 60 alumni en- 

Ashley Wallace '94, Mike Wilson '98M. Phil 
Oakley and Bob Hodge get ready to tee off 
at the Cape Fear Alumni Golf Classic. 

Cape Fear Chapter 

Close to $4,000 was raised for stu- 
dent scholarships and other 
projects at the chapter's eighth 
annual Alumni Golf Classic May 18 
at Castle Bay Country Club in 
Hampstead. The chapter contrib- 
uted $1,000 to the Brian Pearson 
King Scholarship Fund, $1,000 to 
the Ralph Parker Scholarship Fund 
and $500 to the Shirley Gilbert: Farr 
Scholarship Fund. 

The chapter held its annual Grand 
Slam Jam when the UNCW baseball 
team played the Pirates of East 
Carolina on May 10 at Brooks Field, 
and members supported "Alumni 
Night" with the Wilmington Waves 
minor league baseball team June 8 
at Brooks Field. 

Questions or suggestions for future 
events and programs can be di- 
rected to Caroline Corriher '97 at 

Charleston Chapter 

Wayne Tharp '75 has agreed to lead 
Charleston area alumni in the de- 
velopment of this new affiliate 
chapter. Wayne and his wife Judy 
Rabon Tharp '78 bring their experi- 
ence from leading the UNCW Char- 
lotte Alumni Chapter for two years 

UNCW alumni met for dinner at the 
Isle of Palms to discuss the 
formation of a Charleston Chapter. 

and are now stepping up to get 
things started in Charleston. 

A group of about 10 alumni met 
with university staff at the Boat 
House Restaurant on the Isle of 
Palms to discuss plans and hear 
about the university's continuing 
growth. Also at the dinner were 
Scott Blue '85 and his wife 
Stephanie, Pete '95 and Kristen 
Boyer Groudis '97, Renee Mueller 
'83 and Debbie Ward '82. 

The chapter is planning a get- 
together in Charleston on Dec. 
15 when the UNCW men's bas- 
ketball team plays College of 

For more information on the 
Charleston chapter, please contact 
Tharp at 

Charlotte Chapter 

The Charlotte Alumni Chapter has a 
new leader. Sandy Saburn '89 has 
agreed to lead the chapter with 
the help of other Queen City 
alumni. A reorganizational meeting 
was held Oct. 24 at the Village 
Tavern in Charlotte to discuss plans 
for future chapter events. 

If you would like to become in- 
volved with the Charlotte Chapter, 
please contact Saburn at 
704.643.0616 or 

Communication Studies 

The chapter is planning a spring 
open house for Communication Stud- 
ies alumni to tour the department's 
new home in Lakeside Hall. 

Chapter members attended the 
department's senior banquet on 
May 1 and the Brookhill Steeple- 
chase on May 5. Chapter President 
Leigh Powell '85 helped coordinate 
the event that drew about 60 
alumni to Clayton. 

On-going chapter projects include 
fund-raising for the Shirley Gilbert 
Farr Scholarship and the Brian 
Pearson King Memorial Scholarship. 
Shirley was a 1976 graduate who 
was a local television news and 
weather personality. Brian was a 
senior communication studies stu- 
dent who passed away March 18, 

To become involved in the chapter, 
please contact Powell at 
919.782.6780 or 

weekend of rowing and socializing at the 
Wilmington riverfront. 

Crew Club Chapter 

Current Crew Club members met 
with crew alumni April 7 at the 
boathouse on the Cape Fear River 
for a morning row and lunchtime 
cookout. The event culminated 
that evening with a reception at 
Elijah's Restaurant. 

The creation of this affiliate chap- 
ter gives alumni an opportunity to 
support the current club. The 
chapter's goal is to raise $5,000 for 
new equipment for the UNCW Crew 
Club and additional funds for more 
events like the annual weekend 

For more information, contact Curt 
Browder'92 at 856.755.6253. 

Nursing Chapter 

During Nursing Week in May, the 
chapter joined with New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center to host 
two receptions for UNCW nursing 
alumni working at Cape Fear Hospi- 
tal and New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center. 

Chapter President Megan Parpart '98 
participated in the School of Nurs- 
ing graduation ceremony May 18. 

16 UNCW Magazine 

FallAVinter 2001 


School of Nursing Chapter president Megan Parpart '9, 
left, is pictured with school of nursing administrators 
and alumni during a Nursing Week reception. 

The chapter leadership board reor- 
ganized and is considering several 
projects including a lecture series 
and mentoring program. The chap- 
ter also wants to raise funds to 
purchase student kits for new nurs- 
ing students. 

The Leadership board is continuing 
its search for new board members. 
Interested nursing alumni can con- 
tact Parpart at 919.286.9895 or to sign up. 

Triad Chapter 

A chapter meeting was held Sept. 5 
at Jack Astors Steak House in 
Greensboro. Aaron Wescott 76, 
Artesa Bohannon '81, Corbin Sapp 
'90, Wes Ward '92 and Bret Kinney 
'89 discussed a fall event for the 

The chapter sponsored a pregame 
social at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in 
Winston-Salem before the UNCW 
vs. Wake Forest preseason NIT 
men's basketball game Nov. 12. 

The chapter is in the process of 
reorganizing, and the association 
is anxious to see it become revital- 
ized and offer programming to 
alumni in the Greensboro and Win- 
ston-Salem area. Anyone interested 
in being a part of this 
reorganizational effort can contact 
Wescott, chapter president, at 

Triangle Chapter 

The chapter had its second annual 
Hurricane Party Oct. 28, bringing 
Triangle area alumni together to 
see the Carolina Hurricanes battle 
Los Angeles on the ice at the En- 
tertainment and Sports Arena in 

Fifteen UNCW alumni joined with 
Habitat for Humanity of Wake 
County June 30 to participate in 
the Darby Street build-a-thon 
project, when homes for 11 fami- 
lies with 28 children were con- 
structed by volunteers. Despite the 
blazing sun, fellow Seahawks toted 
toolboxes, lunch coolers, sunscreen 
and plenty of water to the work 

Triad Chapter president Aaron Wescott 
'76, back left, met with alumni to make 
plans for the November social. 

Tom Lamont '80 presented Triad 
Chapter President Lloyd Hinnant '88 
with the Soaring Chapter Award. 

site and assisted homeowners with 
interior molding, porch/deck work 
and siding installation. Bekki 
Bennett '91 hosted an after-party 
in Holly Springs. 

The chapter, led by President Lloyd 
Hinnant '88, was named Soaring 
Alumni Chapter of the year for 
2000-01. Thanks to all Triangle 
alumni who have participated in 
the chapter's programs and made 
this a successful year. This effort 
would not be possible without the 
hard work of many volunteers. 

Under the direction of Meghan 
McCleery '98, the chapter cosponsored 
the Brookhill Steeplechase in May. 

More information on the Triangle 
Chapter can be obtained by con- 
tacting Hinnant at 919.450.0200 

Washington, D.C. Chapter 

An affiliate chapter has been es- 
tablished for UNCW alumni living in 
the Washington, D.C, area. The 
chapter's inaugural meeting was 
held June 19 at the Capital City 
Brewing Company, and a second 
was held Aug. 22. Attending were 

chapter representative 
Cheri Arnott '97, '99M, 
Nancy Hoggard '80, 
'87M, Steve Cooper '90, 
Melissa Ramirez '97, 
Stephanie Mikos '97, 
Troy Furbay '89, Robert 
till '88 and current stu- 
dent Katie Russell. 

They discussed ways to 
help UNCW students 
obtain internships and 
find housing. One idea 
was to create a data- 
base posting internship 

«c^ J. , '- 

Wilmington College alumni and retired faculty 
gathered this summer for a reunion cruise. Pictured 
are: Marshall Crews, Walter Biggs '51, Isabell 
Foushee, Tommy Lupton, Calvin Doss, Joanne 
Corbett, Tommy Brant, Mary Bellamy and Dorothy 
Marshall. Seated is Anne McCrary '56. 

Since the Sept. 11 national tragedy, 
several chapter members have par- 
ticipated in candlelight services in 
the Washington area and are looking 
for a way to support the recovery 
effort for victims and their families. 

For more information on the chap- 
ter, contact Arnott at 

Watson School of 
Education Chapter 

The chapter is challenging the 
school of nursing chapter to see 
which has the most members at- 
tending the Feb. 2 social following 
the UNCW-Hofstra basketball game. 
Call the alumni office to register. 

As an outgrowth of its mentor pro- 
gram, the chapter hosted a "Difficult 
Parent Conference" in October, Hugh 
McManus, principal of Topsail High 
School, led the program. 

Dean Cathy Barlow addressed the 
chapter at an Oct. 27 brunch and 
updated members on the new 
building and plans to develop a 
museum quality display recogniz- 
ing alumni. 

Diane Evers '81M was elected to a 
second term as chapter president 
at the spring meeting in May. Un- 

Susan Yasmin-Smith, with her son, 
accepts the Watson School's 
scholarship award from committee 
chair Ann Grose '90 and chapter 
president Diane Evers '81M. 

der her leadership, the chapter 
hopes to expand its mentoring pro- 
gram for school of education in- 
terns, increase participation of 
teaching alumni and provide more 
social opportunities for alumni. 

The chapter is seeking nominations 
for its 2002 Distinguished Alumnus 
of the Year award. Mary Herbert 
Gaddy '69 was the 2001 recipient. 
The chapter's 2001-02 scholarship 
recipients are Susan Yasmin Khakee 
and Michele Myers. 

More information on the chapter 
can be obtained by contacting 
Evers at 910.791.6989 or 

Wilmington College 

As the result of a recommendation 
made by Marshall Crews and sup- 
ported by former students and re- 
tired faculty at a reunion in June, 
a scholarship will be named for 
Wilmington College. 

Crews, mathematics professor 
emeritus, made the pitch at the 
Wilmington College reunion cruise 
aboard the Henrietta III, as a way 
to keep the memory of the college 
alive for future students. 

Initially, one of the alumni 
association's existing scholarships 
will be named for Wilmington Col- 
lege, and the group will work to- 
ward endowing the fund. A total of 
$25,000 is needed to establish an 
endowed scholarship. 

Wilmington College alumni attended 
or graduated from the school be- 
tween 1946 and 1959. Meetings are 
held the third Wednesday of every 
month at 11:30 a.m. at Jackson's Big 
Oak Barbecue on Kerr Avenue. Jim 
Medlin '52 is the chapter represen- 
tative for the group. All Wilmington 
College alumni are invited to join. 


UNCW Magazine 17 

Alum notes 


Wayne ShewVl, professor of biology 
al Birmingham-Southern College was 
named the Ada Rittenhouse Snavely 
Professor of Biology. The endowed 
chair is named for the wife of the 
college's late chancellor. 

W.R. "Bob" Page '73 was named Un- 
derwriter of the Year by the N.C. Asso- 
ciation of Insurance and Financial 
Advisors. He was recognized for his 
leadership and unselfish dedication to 
the association. He has served as area 
vice president and association trea- 
surer and IS currently president of the 
N.C. Insurance and Financial Advi- 
sors Foundation Inc. He is a past chair 
of the UNCW Alumni Association 
Board of Directors. 

J. Stanley Hill "85 was elected prcsi 
dent of the Triangle Chapter of th^ 
N.C. Association of Certified Public 
Accountants. He is a partner wnth Watts 
& Scobie in Raleigh. He and his wife 
Sherry reside in Car)' with their three 

Dorothy W. Andrew '86 is a therapist 
specializing in medical and mental 
health care with the Center for Inte- 
grated Health Care in Wilmington- 
William Herrett '87, chair of the 
UNCW Alumni Association Board of 
Directors, was promoted to director of 
marketing and business development 
for MCO Transport Inc. His wife, 
Wendy Pence Herrett '87, is a classi- 
fied advertising representative with the 
Wibnington Star-News. 

Mark Tyler '87, vice president and 
business banking officer with Bank of 
Wilmington, completed the advance- 
ment management program at the N.C. 
School of Banking and received the 
North Carolina Bankers Association 
p,raduation certificate. 

William Ketcham 
'88M was elected 
senior vice presi- 
dent at First Citi- 
zens Bank, He is 
[he recruitment 
manager in the hu- 
man resources de- 
partment and IS 
based in Raleigh. 

Judy Lynn '89 was 
elected senior vice 
president at First 
Citizens Bank in 
Raleigh. She isase- 
the business cen- 
tral underwriting 

A certified public 
accountant with 
Pittard Perry & 
Crone Inc. , C. Dean 
Home '85 earned 
the designation 
"certified valuation 
analyst" from the 
National Associa- 
tion of Certified 
Valuation Analysts, 



^h /; 

Ronda Hall Hatcher '90 is pursuing a 
masters degree in school administra- 
tion as a dual-enrollment student at 
UNC Pembroke and East Carolina 
Universit)'. She teaches Spanish at Rich- 
mond Senior High School and resides 
with her husband Robert and their two 
boys in Rockingham, 

David Kesler Jr. 

'90 was elected se- 
nior vice president 
at First Citizens 
Bank in Morehead 
C ity. He is a com- 
mercial banking 
manager for 

Carteret County, 
David is chair of 
^^'^^ East Carolina 

Community Development Inc. Board 
of Directors, amember of the Beaufort 
Ole Towne Rotar\' Club and a found- 
ing board member and special events 
chair of the Boys and Girls Club of 
Carteret County. 

Pamela Gamer Walker '90 was pro- 
moted to director of public informa- 
tion with the N.C, Department of 

A research associate with the Santa 
Barbara Museum of Natural Histor\', 
Susan Christopher '91 received a 
$283,9 1 5 grant from the U.S. Air Force 
to conduct a 'sensitive amphibian in- 
ventory" at Vandenburg Air Force Base 
in California. She also runs a biologi- 
cal consulting business and resides on 
a ranch in the mountains of central 

William "Curt" Browder '92 and two 
teammates from the Pennsylvania Ath- 
letic Club Rowing Association in Phila- 
delphia competed in the 2001 FISA 
World Rowing Championships in 
Lucerne, Switzerland. They made the 
finals of the men's pair with coxswain, 
placing fifth in the competition. He 
plans to continue training for the next 
world championships and for the 2004 
Ol)anpicsin Greece in the heavyweight 
pair without coxswain division. 
Browder is an associate underwriter 
with INAMAR Underwriting Agency 
in Cherry Hill, N.j. 

Eric Rei '92 was featured in a four- 
page article in the August issue of 

Coastal Living magazine. The story 
details his work as head chef for the 
Warner Brothers' television show 
Dawson's Creek. Working as his assis- 
tants are Jasmine Walton '98 and Eric 
Moon "96. He was also featured in an 
article in the September 2000 issue of 
CclehrUv Dish magazine 

Brett McLaurin '93 earned a Ph.D. in 
geology from the University of Wyo- 
ming. He IS employed as a geologist 
with Vulcan Materials Company in 
Birmingham, Ala, 

Jenniferjohnson Hastings '94 is pur- 
suing a master of science degree in 
nutrition and a master of public health 
degree at Tufts University. 

Chad Rumney '94 is assigned to the 
New York held office of the U.S. Secret 
Service. He resides in Milford, Pa., 
with his wife. Misty. 

Michelle Goins Yelverton '94 earned 
a master of science degree with a con- 
centration in nurse anesthesia from 
Georgetown University. She is a certi- 
hed registered nurse anesthetist at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center. She 
and her husband, John C. Yelverton 
"95, hve in Wilmington. 

Angela Amo '95 was a member of the 
five-person team that founded 
SendAMERlCA Inc., an Internet retailer 
specializing in handcrafted, American- 
made gifts and a subsidiary of Vermont 
Teddv Bear Company. As merchandise 
manager, Arno travels extensively look- 
ing for new products, and splits her free 
time between homes in Shelbume, Vt.. 
and Montreal, Quebec. 

Brian C. Etheridge '95 of Raleigh was 
named director of the Independent Col- 
lege Fund of North Carolina. This fund 
raises corporate and indiWdual contri- 
butions to provide scholarships for stu- 
dents attending North Carohna's 36 
independent colleges and universities. 

Nancy Schulz '95 is outreach coordi- 
nator for the Coastal Land Trust based 
in Wilmington. 

Angle L. Lawrence '96 is working in 
the conscn.'ation department at the 
National Aquarium in Baltimore. 

Elaine Duck '97 is director of research 
with the Charlotte Chamber of Com- 

Kia Hendrix "97 of Myrtle Beach is a 
critical care registered nurse in the 
surgical trauma intensive care unit at 
Grand Strand Regional Medical Cen- 
ter. She IS pursuing a master of busi- 
ness administration degree through 
Winthrop LIniversity, 

Michael Lardieri '97 of Wrightsville 
Beach is an institutional account ex- 
ecutive with Coastal Discount Stock- 
brokers. He is in charge of establishing 
and marketing the Hrm's direct access 

trading platform to individual and in- 
stitutional investors. 

Chris Luther '97 is in the team sales 
division of Clark Sporting Goods in 
Fayetleville, covering a 17-county 

Ensign Jonathan D. Auten '98 is at- 
tending the Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine ona Na\')' Health 
Professions Scholarship. He received 
the American Medical Association's 
19th annual William Carlos Williams' 
medical poetr>' award. His work was 
published in the Journal of the Ameri- 
can Medical Association; he received a 
monetar}' award and read his work at 
Kent State University. 

Cari Lewis Sewell '98 has returned to 
Sneads Ferrs' with her husband Vance 
and two daughters after volunteering 
at a hospice/orphanage for children 
with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. 

Angelina V. Stevens "98 competed as 
a member of Team USA in the ITU 
World Triathlon Championships July 
18-23 in Edmonton, x^lberia. She 
placed sixth among U.S. athletes and 
33rd overall in the triathlon which 
consisted of a 15K swim, 40K bicycle 
ride and lOK run. Angelina is a full- 
time chiropractic student at Logan 
College in St. Louis, Mo., a certified 
spinning instructor, personal trainer 
and student representative for Stan- 
dard Process Nutrition Company. 

Summer L. Watson '98 is a marketing 
associate with PBStSrJ, an engineering 
firm in Tampa, Fla. 

Shawn Shepard King '99 is director of 
marketing and sales for Air Purator 

Corporation in Burlington. She and her 
husband, John, reside in Charlotte. 

Gregory Plow '99 has joined the 
Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regu- 
lar, in Loretto, Pa. 

Jocelyn F. Dexter "00 is pursuing a 
master of science degree in human 
physiology at New York Medical 

Emily S. English '00 earned a doctor 
of pharmacy degree from Campbell 
University School of Pharmacy and 
works for Graham Drug in Wallace. 

Richard Macri 00 

received the three- 
year $8,000 
Cunningham Fel- 
lowship at Virginia 
Polytechnic Insti- 
tute and State Uni- 
versity. In his 
pursuit of a doctor- 
ate in chemistr), he 
is conducting re- 
search to develop an anti-AlDS sper 


18 UNCW Magazine 

FallAVinter 2001 

micide for women, primarily for those 
living in third world countries, to pre- 
vent unplanned pregnancies and the 
reduce spread of AIDS. 

Erin Sabrinsky 'OOM passed the Certi- 
fied Public Accountants exam. She is a 
revenue analyst with Duke Engineer- 
ing in Charlotte- 
Martin Smiley '00 is a senior sales 
representative in advertisement and 
recruitment for the New York Times. 

Geoff Zuckerman "00 outlasted 19 

other players to win the University of 
Alabama's Survivor on the Quad com- 
petition and take home a S 1,000 grand 
prize. He appeared on the CBS Earh 
Show in May to discuss the university's 
version of that network's popular real- 
ity show, 5ufTivor. 

An account assis- 
tant with Erickson 
Public Relations in 
Wilmington. Hi- 
lary Carter '01 
was recognized for 
Best Academic 
Performance dur- 
ing a four-week in- 
ter n a t i o n a 1 
business and mar- 
keting seminar in Europe. 

Jeffrey B. Whiting 'OlM of Wilming- 
ton is human relations specialist with 
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 


Martin Jarmond '01 was one of five 
winners of the second annual John 
McLendon Memorial Postgraduate 
Scholarship Award presented by the 
National Association of Collegiate Di- 
rectors of Athletics. He received a 
$10,000 grant for postgraduate stud- 
ies in athletics administration. 



MkO? C 

Angela Walker '82 and Dr. Daryl 
Warder on Aug. 25, 200 1 . Angela is a 
flight attendant and resides with her 
husband in Virginia. 

Ken J. Williams '90 and Tiffany M. 
Wallace on June 30, 2001, The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

Michael A. Duncan Jr. '92 and Jenni- 
fer R, Chapman on May 26, 2001. The 
couple resides in Wilmington, where 
Michael is the president and creative 
director of Sage Corporation, 

George E. Hardgrove '93 and Randall 
Cynthia Rodman on Sept. 29, 2001. 
He is employed by Lanier Parking Sys- 
tems. They reside in W^ilmington. 

June C. Holder '93 and Leroy M. 
Stevens 111 on May 12, 2001. June is 
employed by New Hanover County 

Carla E. Craig '94 and Richard B. 
Driggs on Sept. 29, 2001. Carla is a 
kindergarten teacher at Lakeshore El- 
ementary' in Mooresville, where the 
couple resides. 

Kandrea B. Shipp '94 and MatthewJ. 
Collins on April 28, 2001 Kandrea is 
employed with PPD as a clinical site 
trainer for the targeted research divi- 
sion. They reside in Wilmington. 

Timothy E. Braden '95 and Katharine 
E. Bernhart onjune 2, 2001. Timothy 
is a senior district executive with the 
Central Georgia Council of the Boy 
Scouts of America, and resides with 
his wife in Warner-Robins, Ga. 

Cheri N. Davis '95 and Glenn M. 
Lassiter II "97 on July 21. 2001. Both 
are employed by IBM m Charlotte and 
reside in Huntersville. 

Laila R. McCubbin '95 and Terr>' W. 
Jones '94 on May 13, 2000. They both 
work in telecommunications and re- 
side in Paris, France. 

Amanda C. Chafin '96 and Frederick 
M. Hackler "84 on May 19. 200 1 . They 
reside in Wilmington. 

Charles N. Crocker "96 and Miriam A 
Da\as on June 16, 2001. Charles is 
business manager at Crocker Marine. 
They reside in Wilmington. 

Laura Hardin '96 and Michael S. 
Maultsby on May 11, 2001. 

Rhonda M. Hathcock '96 and Robert 
O. Studebaker III '01 on June 23, 
2001. They reside in Wilmington. 

Jennifer A. McLeod "96 and Ronald S. 
Edwards on Sept. 15, 2001. She is a 
special education teacher at Paladin 
Academy. The couple resides in Raleigh, 

Virginia S. Newton '96 and John W, 
Cockrum on Sept. 29, 2001. She is a 
medical technologist at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center. They reside 
m Wilmington, 

Shelly S. Read '96 and Alden Blake 
'93 on April 7, 2001. Alden is an ac- 
count manager with Teksystems, and 

Shelly is an attorney. They reside in 

Mary A. Ashley '97 and Mark D. 
Daniels on Aug. 25, 200 1 . They reside 
in Vero Beach, Fla. 

Scotly J. Beshears "97 and Dana G. 
Mcintosh '98 onjune 16,2001. Scotty 
is with the N.C. Department of Envi- 
ronment and Natural Resources, and 
Dana is employed by Carolina Power 
and Light Company. They reside in 

Ashley P. Davis "97 and Skylcr J. 
Barman on Sept. 8, 2001. The newly- 
weds live in Wilmington. 

Gar)' F. Lancaster "97 and Kern B. 
Burch onjune 16, 2001 . They reside in 

Megan K. Peed '97 and Scott Laney "96 

on March 31, 2001, She is president of 
Charleston Senior Home Care, and he 
isahnancialad\isor with IJL- Wachovia, 
They reside in Charleston, S.C, 

Julie L. Rogers '97 and Bradford W. 

Kornegay '97 on April 28, 2001, Julie 

is a registered nurse at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center, and Brad is a 
medical sales representative with Mead 

Johnson Nutritionals, They reside in 

Diana J. Townsend '97 and David J. 
Riggs on March 30, 2001, They reside 
in Maui, Hawaii. 

Amy E. Upchurch "97 and Eric D. 
Pales "01 onjune 30, 2001. 

Amy N.Barron "98 
and Samuel P. 
Roper onjune 23, 
2001. Amy is a 
teacher. The 
couple resides in 
Kennesaw, Ga. 

Steffaney K. 

Barron Batson "98 and 

Dale J. Cohen on 

Oct. 22, 2000 Dale is an associate 

professor of psychology at UNCW, 

and Steffaney is a part-time lecturer. 
They reside in Kure Beach. 

Benjamin F. Branch '98 and Rian 
McManuson March 24, 2001. Ben is a 
student in the Midwestern University 
School of Osteopathic Medicine and 
hopes to open a practice in Wilming- 
ton upon receiving his degree. The 
couple resides in Downers Grove, Ill- 
Virginia H. Rhyne '98 and James E. 
Davenport on March 17, 2001. Vir- 
ginia is a case manager for Coastal 
Center for Developmental Services Inc. 
m Savannah, Ga. 

Benjamin A. Romeiser '98 and Mina 
Takasu on May 26. 2001. Ben is a tax 
accountant with Vlartm Marietta Ma- 
terials in Raleigh. 

Channon A. Bass '99 and Eric S. Lanier 
on June 30. 2001. They reside m Boil- 
ing Spring Lakes. 

Alison L. Bloodworth "99 and James 
R Smith on April 28, 2001. They re- 
side m Wilmington. 

Cordelia R. Galphin '99 and Jonathan 
J.Scott"99,00MonJune 15,2001 She 

IS employed by SA5 Institute in Car)-, 
and he is employed by Dixon-Odom 
PLLC in Sanford. They reside in Apex. 

Morgan D. Harris '99 and Kevin S. 
McKoy '99 onjune 23. 2001. Morgan 
is a member of the UNCW Alumni 
Association Board of Directors. Mor- 

gan and Kevin are both Realtors with 
Network Real Estate in Wilmington. 

Laura B. Nelson '99, 'OlM and Dr. 
Timothy R. Ford '96 on June 9, 200 1 , 
Laura is a reading specialist for the 
DeKalb (Ga.) County School System. 
Timwas the 2001 distinguished gradu- 
ate of the Tennessee College of Veteri- 
nar)- Medicine where he received a 
doctor of veterinary medicine degree. 
He is enrolled in the veterinary resi- 
dency program at Emory University. 
The couple resides in Atlanta, Ga. 

Ann L. Pullen '99 and Joel B. Morton 
on Sept 29,2001, They reside in Wilm- 

Neely E. Atkinson '00 and Thomas M. 
Poelling '00 on April 21, 2001. They 
reside in Wilmington, 

Jc")seph B. Baldwin "00 and Anna j, 
Kiger on Aug 1 1 , 200 1 , They reside in 

Jennifer M. Freeland "00 and Keith 
Crawford on May 5, 2001. 

Mar)' Kobsik "00 and Andrew Moeller 
"00 on Sept. 30, 2000. They reside m 
Chapel Hill. 

Kathr)'n A. Prestinari '00 and Howard 
E. Miles onjune 23, 2001. Kathr)'n is 
an elementary teacher in Gary. The 
couple resides in Apex. 

John D. SumnerJr.'OOand Hannah M 
Cheyne onjune 30, 2001 . The couple 
reside in New Orleans, La 

Cynthia A. Thomas "00 and Knstopher 
S. Parker on July 21, 2001, Cynthia is 
a teacher with Brunswick County 
Schools. The couple resides at Wrights- 
ville Beach. 

Angela N. Williams '00 and Gary E. 
Trawickjr. '01 onjune 2, 2001. Gary- 
is enrolled in the Loyola University 

Law School. They reside in New Or- 
leans, La. 

Sara E. Huntsman "01 and Ryan T. 
Mansbery'Ol onjune 16, 2001. They 

are both attending lUinois State Uni- 
versit)' where Sara is pursuing a master's 
degree in music therapy, and Ryan is 
pursuing a master's degree in music 
theor)' and composition. They reside 
in Normal, 111. 

Rebecca A. Hersey '01 to Michael 
Keenan onjune 16, 2001. They reside 
in Wilmington. 

We want to hear your news. TelL us about your 
new job, promotion, marriage, family addition 
or personal achievement. Send us the details, 
along with your phone number and e-mail 
address to UNCW Magazine Alumnotes, 601 S. 
College Road, Wilmington, N.C. 28403-5993 or 
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Alum notes 

na0 aw %Bn a ^ 

To C)Tus Huneycutt '87 and his wife 

Molly, a son, Samuel Hubert, on March 
2, 2001, The Huneycutt family resides 
in Greensboro where C)tus is a senior 
systems engineer for ASA/Aon Con- 

To Ray '88. '96M and Kimberly 
Spaulding Cockrell '00, a son. Mason, 
on March 9, 2001. Ray is the director 
of recruitment and admissions coun- 
seling for UNCW. Kimberly works for 
Banner Direct. The Cockrell family 
resides in Wilmmglon, 

To Stephen W. '89 and Susan Jarvis 
Deacon '90, a son, Samuel Jar\is, on 

Eric McLamb '78 is working with his aima 
moter in a multi-tiered entrepreneurial 
partnership that will allow his company, 
Ecology Communications, to develop and 
package ecology-related content from UNCW 
programs. These programs will be distributed 
on television, in worldwide syndication and 
on the Internet with UNCW credit and co- 
branding. Ecology Communications has also 
established ecologically related 
collaborations with o number of other 
institutions to provide support in 
authoritative content development, 
production and educational outreach. 
Among those are the University of California 
at Los Angeles School of Public Health and 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Center for Environmental Initiatives. You 
con learn more about the partnership at 
Ecology Communication's website. 

Jan. 11, 2000. The Deacons reside in 

To Michael R. '89 and Margaret 
"Meghanne" Garris Hall '96, a daugh- 
ter, Genevieve Stourme, on Sept. 16, 
2001. Michael is a high risk parole 
probation officer for Guilford County. 
Meghanne is a registered nurse in the 
burn unit at Baptist Medical Center in 
Winston-Salem. The Halls reside m 
High Point. 

To Noshima Darden-Tabb '89 and her 
husband George, a son, Treyton, on 
May 26, 2001. The Tabb family resides 
m Willow Springs. 

To Todd K. Hinson '90 and his wife 
DeAnn. a son. Cole, in March 29,2001 . 
Todd is a research analyst at Duke 
Medical Center in a lab that studies 
bone differentiation and development 
using cell culture and mouse models 

To Scott Stephenson '90 and his wife 
Michelle, a son, Brandon Matthew, 
on July 4, 2001. They reside in Hope 
Mills where Scott owns D&S Express 

To Mark Bieberich '92 and his wife 
Maria, a son, Christopher, on July 
23, 2001. The Bieberich family lives 
in Brookline. Mass. Mark is the senior 
network consultant for Sycamore 

To Adriennc Vann Boyle Althen '93 

and her husband Howard, a son, Jack- 
son David, on Jan. 7, 2000. They reside 
in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 

To Phil '94 and Jodie Church Berger 
"96, a son, Philip Edward Berger III, on 
May 3, 2001. They reside in Eden. 

To Michael '94 and Lorraine Lasnier 
Moore '96, a daughter, Karleigh Belle, 
on Dec. 19, 2000. The Moores reside 
in Barstow, Calif. 

To Caria Yackey Schauer '96 and her 

husband Paul, a son, Nicholas Braedon, 
on Sept. 27, 2000. 

To Kim Simpson Adkins '97 and her 
husband Alex, a son, Mason Alexander, 
on Sept. 27, 2000. They reside in Piano, 

To Michael '97 and Marta Klesath 
Hosey "96, a daughter, Br^mn Olivia, 
on March 24, 2001. Michael is the 
conservation biologist for the U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers at Falls and 
Jordan lakes. Marta received a master 
m toxicology from NCSU in December 
and is a biology instructor at Central 
Carolina Community College, 

To John '89 and Kim McKeithan 
Golder '93, triplets, Jack, Kenleigh, 
and Claire, on Dec. 15, 2000, John is a 
special agent with the Bureau of Alco- 
hol, Tobacco and Firearms. They re- 
side in Wilmington. 


Sarah Powell Coleman '66 of Wilm- 
ington on Sept. 26, 2001. 

DonnieD. Hardison'68ofTeacheyon 
April 30, 2001. 

John W. Blake 70 of Wmtervillc on 
May 25, 2001. 

William M. "Marty" Farrar 70 of 
Wilmington on April 3, 2001. 

Nancy H. Wrede 77 of W'llmmgton 
on April 4, 2001. 

Ke\'in W. O'Quinn 78 of Reston, Va.. 
on May 4, 2001 

Gilbert F. Riemanjr. 78 of Wilming- 
ton on March 17, 2001. 

Earl S. Smith 78 of Wilmington on 
Aprils, 2001. 

Dorothy Kinlavv Hall 79 of Kelly on 
May 26, 2001 

Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Smith 79 of Little 
River, S.C, on March 12, 2001. 

John H. Day IV '91 of Wilmington on 
June 6, 2001. 

William C. Livengood '92 of Oak Ridgc 
on Aug. 3, 2001. 

RichardJ. McKeon '92 of Alexandria, 
Va., on August 18,2001. 

Aaron B. Kiziah '96 of Wnghtsville 
Beach onjuly 27, 2001. 


Richard R. Deas III died on March 30, 
2001- He was a professor of music and 
founder of the Wilmington S)Tnphony 
Orchestra. Recipient of the Albert 
Schweitzer Medal in 1989. he retired 
from UNCW in 1992. 

David G. Lindquist of Wilmington 
died on Jan. 3, 2001. He was a profes- 
sor of biological sciences and curator 
of UNCW's research/reference fish 

B.D. Schwartz 

died on July 1 1, 
2001. Schwartz 
served as a trustee 
of Wilmington 
College in the 
to expand the col- 
lege to a four-year 
institution, to 
move it from Isaac 
Bear Hall to its current College Road 
location and to see it transformed to 
the University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington. He returned to univer- 
sity ser\-ice in 1981 as a member of the 
board of trustees, serving as chair in 
his final term. In 1987 he and his wife, 
Sylvia, created a fellowship for UNCW 
graduate students. Schwartz Residence 
Hall was named in his honor. 


President George W. Bush was among those to congratulate Rick Jones '75, 
baseball coach at Tulane University, on his team's first-ever trip to the 
College World Senes w Omaha, Neb. Jones was named the American Coaches 
Association/Diamond Sports Company Division I South Region Coach of the 
Year after guiding the Green Wave to its most successful season in history 
leading Tulane to a 56-13 record. Also named the Conference USA Coach of 
the Year, Jones is Tulane's second winningest coach of all time with a 622- 
254-1 record, and has taken the team to six NCAA postseason tournaments. 
Jones agreed to a contract extension to remain at Tulane. The new contract 
is for a five-year term with a two-year option. "My goals are the same as they 
have always been - to have a nationally elite program in an academic 
setting," said Jones, who completed his eighth season at Tulane in 2001. 

20 UNCW Magazine 

FallAVinter 2001 


umverstry & Alumni 




1-2 Holiday Candlelight Tour 

ly/se Alumni House 
4 N.C. Symphony: Hoh'day Pops 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
9 Alumni Board Holiday Party 

6 p.m. Wise Alumni House 

9 Wilmington Symphony: 
Holiday Concert 

4 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

10 Wilmington Symphony: 
Holiday Concert 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
21 Commencement 

9:45 a.m. Trask Coliseum 
22-31 Holiday Break 

UNCW Offices Closed 

New Years Day 

UNCW offices closed 
8 Past Chairs' Council 

6 p.m. Wise Alumni House 
10 Alumni Board Nominations Due 

12 Alumni Board Meeting 

9 a.m. Wise Alumni House 
12 Pregame Social 

5 p.m. Howie's Nest 
18 UNCW Board of Trustees 

8:30 a.m. Madeline Suite 
18 Alumni Awards Dinner 

6:30 p.m. Warwick Center Ballroom 
18 Young Alumni Council Social 

9 p.m. Front Street Brewery 


Bookstore Open 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


9 a.m. Student Recreation Center 

Drop-in Lunch 

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wise Alumni 


AAGA Annual Meeting 

Noon Center Stage Cafe 

Walking Tour of Campus 

2 p.m. Trask Coliseum lobby 

Pregame Social 

5 p.m. Hawk's Nest 

Seahawks vs. JMU 

7 p.m. Trask Coliseum 

Homecoming Dance 

9:30 p.m. Wilmington Hilton Riverside 

19 Arts in Action: Jane Monheit 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

21 Martin Luther King Birthday 
UNCW Offices Closed 

22 Junior Etiquette Reception 
6:30 p.m. Madeline Suite 



AthleticsMlall of Fame Induction 

12:30 p.m. Wamick Center 
2 Postgame social 

7 p.m. Hawk's Nest 
5 Leadership Lecture Series: 

Anna Deavere Smith 

7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
9 Wilmington Symphony: 

Classics and Pops 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
13 Alumni 50/50 Raffle 

7 p.m. UNCW vs. William and Mary 
15 Arts in Action: Eighth Blackbird 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
23 Pregame social 

5 p.m. Hawk's nest 

26 North Carolina Symphony 
S p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

27 Wilmington Concert 
Association - International 
Sejong Soloists 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 










Spring Break 
CAA Tournament 
Senior Salute 
Warwick Center 
Arts in Action: K. Sridhar 
8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
Leadership Lecture Series: 
Susan Stamberg 

7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
Wilmington Symphony: 
Ryo Goto 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
Wilmington Symphony: 
Children's Concert 

4 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 
Good Friday 
UNCW Offices Closed 


-4-7 Azalea Festiv 


Stompin' at the Savoy 

8 p.m. Center Stage Cafe 


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UNCW vs Delaware* 

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Franklin L. Block Board of Trustees Chair 

James R. Leutze, Ph.D. Chancellor 

Paul E. Hosier, Ph.D. Interim Provost & Vice Chancellor 
for Academic Affairs 

Timothy A. Jordan '69 Vice Chancellor for 
Business Affairs 

Patricia L. Leonard Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 

Michelle R. Howard-Vital, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Public Service & 

Continuing Studies 

Mary M. Gornto Vice Chancellor for University 

Robert E. Tyndall, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Information 
Technology Systems 

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UNCW Magazine 1 

Campus Digest 

Awards given 
for teaching 

Brad Walker, associate pro- 
fessor of curncularstudies, was 
fionored as the university's top 
teacher at the fall faculty meet- 
ing when he received both the 
UNCW Board of Trustees 
Teaching Excellence Award and 
a Distinguished Teaching Pro- 
fessorship. He received a one- 
time stipend of SI, 500 for the 
first honor and a three-year 
$5,000 stipend for the second, 
as well as medallions for each 

Timothy Ballard, associate 
professor of biological sciences, 
and Joanne Rockness, profes- 
sor of accountancy and busi- 
ness law, were also honored 
with Distinguished Teaching 

The Award for Facultv Schol- 

Timothy Ballard, Joanne Rockness 
and Brad Walker are UNCWs 2002 
Distinguished Teaching Professors. 

arship, which includes $1,500 
and a plaque, was presented to 
William Cooper, professor of 

Chancellor's Teaching E.xcel- 
lence .\wards went to Robert 
Blundo, social work; Deborah 
Brunson, communication stud- 
ies; Michael Messina, chemis- 
try; Charles Harney, 
accountancy and business law; 
and Hengameh Kermani, cur- 
ricular studies. Janet Ellerb) . 
English, received the Graduate 
Mentor Award, 

Gerald Shinn honored as 
first Schweitzer lecturer 

Gerald Shinn stands at the podium 
before an image of Albert Schweitzer. 

Gerald Shinn, professor 
emeritus of philosophy and reli- 
gion, delivered the inaugural lec- 
ture of the Albert Schweitzer 
Honors Scholars program. 

Albert Schweitzer Honors 
Scholars was endowed follow- 
ing the dissolution of the Albert 
Schweitzer International Prizes 
Inc., which was founded by 
Shinn and first presented on the 
campus of UNCW in 1975. 

Each year, students in the 
UNCW Honors Scholars Pro- 

gram will nominate an individual from the Cape Fear area to be 
named the Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar who will lecture to the 
honors scholars' freshman seminar class in the fall semester. The 
nominee will exemplify Schweitzer's attributes or interests. 

Shinn was recognized as founder of the Schweitzer prizes and the 
UNCW Museum of World Cultures. He is the only UNCW professor 
to be honored with the O. Max Gardner award, the highest faculty 
honor presented by the UNC Board of Governors. 

Hosier appointed interim 
provost, vice chancellor 

Paul Hosier, associate vice 
chancellor for academic affairs, 
was named interim provost and 
vice chancellor for academic af- 
fairs following the resignation 
of John C. Cavanaugh who left 
mjuly to assume the presidency 
of the University of West Florida. 

"Dr. Hosier's knowledge 
and experience in budgetary 
matters will prove valuable to 
the university during the 
state's current financial cri- 
sis," said Chancellor James R. 
Leutze. "As public funding for 
education continues to de- 
crease. Dr. Hosier's charge is 
to sustain UNCWs quality 
academic offerings that our 
students and their parents 

UNCW retains 
high ranking 
for fifth year 

For the fifth consecutive year, 
UNC Wilmington has retained 
its place among the top 10 pub- 
lic universities in the South m 
college rankings by U.S.Ncws & 
World Report. 

Among the public universi- 
ties in the South, UNCW is 
ranked seventh behind James 
Madison University, The Cita- 
del, Appalachian State Univer- 
sity, College of Charleston, 
Murray State University and 
UNC Charlotte. Among both 
public and private institutions 
in the South, UNCW was num- 
ber 24 out of 130 institutions. 

UNCW is in the "universi- 
ties-master's" category which 
includes institutions that pro- 
vide a full range of undergradu- 
ate and master's level programs, 
but few. if any doctoral pro- 
grams. The ranking system is 

Paul Hosier 

have come to ex- 
pect from the 
Souths leading 
public compre- 
hensive univer- 

As provost and 
vice chancellor for 
academic affairs. 
Hosier reports di- 
reclh' to the chancellor and over- 
sees the academic units of the 
university; in addition he is a 
professor of biology. He holds a 
bachelor's degree from the State 
University of New York at New 
Paltz, a master's degree from the 
University of Massachusetts and 
a Ph.D. from Duke University. 
He joined UNCW in 1972. 











based on seven categories: peer 
assessment, graduation and stu- 
dent retention rates, faculty re- 
sources, student selectivity, 
financial resources and alumni 

UNCWs reputation for aca- 
demic excellence continues to 
improve as it becomes the uni- 
versity of choice for a growng 
number of high school students; 
7,650 students applied for ad- 
mission this fall. Among the 1,644 
new freshmen in this fall's class, 
the average SAT score was 1106 
and their average GPA was 3.63. 

VNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2002 

Campus working to improve diversity 

If UNCW is to attain true edu- 
cational diversity, a broad and 
bold commitment is needed 
from trustees, administrators, 
faculty, staff and students. 

The blue ribbon task force 
wfiich this fall explored diver- 
sity issues on campus offered 6 1 
broad-ranging recommenda- 
tions that, if implemented, will 
"profoundly and positively im- 
prove the educational, social, 
and cultural climate on cam- 
pus." Lloyd V. Hackley, chan- 
cellor emeritus, Fayetteville 
State University; E.K. Fretwell, 
chancellor emeritus, UNC Char- 
lotte; Edward B. Fort, chancel- 
lor and professor, NC A&T State 
University; and Joseph 
Oxendine, chancellor emeritus, 
UNC Pembroke, ser\'ed on the 
task force. 

In its report, the task force 
noted that UNCW's efforts to 
recruit students and faculty are 
"disjointed;" the campus climate 
for incoming minorities is not 
supportive; and that rising aca- 

Shoppers support 
UNCW students 

UNCW is getting double the 
dollars in a pilot partnership 
formed with Harris Teeter. 

The grocery store chain this 
fall expanded its "Together in 
Education" program to in- 
clude UNCW, its first colle- 
giate partner. 

Students, faculty, staff, 
alumni, parents, grandparents 
and friends can link their Harris 
Teeter VIC cards to the program 
by giving the cashier the UNCW 
account code - 5034 - and two 
percent of their store brand or 
private label purchases will be 
credited to UNCW. 

"The funds provided by this 
partnership will be used to en- 
rich campus life for our stu- 
dents," said Pat Leonard, vice 
chancellor for student affairs. 
"Students will be actively in- 
volved in making recommenda- 

demic standards have led some 
students to perceive that the 
university is interested only in 
students with high SAT scores, 
GPAs and class rank. 

It also said staffing patterns 
and student enrollment at 
UNCW do not adequately re- 
flect the diversity of the state or 
the region; that ethnic minority 
personnel predominate at the 
lowest responsibility and con- 
sequently, the lowest salary lev- 
els; and that campus social and 
entertainment activities fail to 
present an adequate range of 

Recommendations included: 

• Creating a new position - an 
associate provost for diver- 
sity - to facilitate minority 
faculty recruitment. 

• Establishinga Commission on 
Diversity to develop a five- 

year comprehensive plan. 
• Hiring retired public school 
teachers as minority student 
recruiters and two minority 
graduates to work full-time 
as admission staffers for a year. 

Michelle Howard-Vital, vice 
chancellor for public service and 
continuing studies, and Melton 
McLaurin, associate provost, are 
heading up a committee to re- 
view the recommendations, fa- 
cilitate ongoing campus-wide 
consideration of the recommen- 
dations and identify specific 
strategies to systematically im- 
prove overall campus diversity. 
They will examine best prac- 
tices, convene specific campus 
groups and forums to explore 
attitudes and assumptions and 
conduct a survey concerning 
diversity issues. Their report will 
be made April I. 

A copy of the report can be obtained online at ww^v. 

Pictured are Steve Sutton '84, manager of ttie College Road store: Dan 
Marett, district manager and UNCW alumnus; Pat Leonard, vice 
chancellor; and Fred Morganthatl, Hams Teeter president. 

tions regarding how the mone\' 
should be used." 

Harris Teeter is also matching 
funds raised in the program to 
benefit the N.C. Teachers Legacy 
Hall, a museum focusing on the 
contributions of the state's teach- 
ers that will be a focal point in 
the $14-million, 85,000-square- 
foot education facility under 
construction. To kick off the 

partnership, Harris Teeter presi- 
dent Fred J. Morganthall pre- 
sented UNCW with a $10,000 
gift to the hall. 

Harris Teeter customers at 
any of its 142 retail stores in 
North and South Carolina, Vir- 
ginia, Georgia, Tennessee and 
Florida may designate the 
UNCW code and participate in 
the program. 

Pictured with Marshall Crews, center, are 
past alumni chairs Shanda Bordeaux, Becl<y 
Blackmore, Jim Stasias, daughter Phyllis 
Vaughn, alumni chair Ray Cocl<rell and 
Margaret Crews. 

Porterffeld gets 
inaugural Crews 
Faculty Award 

An extraordinary leader who 
brings out the best in her stu- 
dents, Rebecca Porterfield was 
the recipient of the inaugural J. 
Marshall Crews Distinguished 
Faculty Award. 

The award was created by the 
Past Chair's Council of the 
UNCW Alumni Association and 
is named for Crews who joined 
Wilmington College in 1948 and 
served the college and university 
for more than 30 years. In addi- 
tion to teaching mathematics, he 
was an academic dean, registrar 
and admissions director prior to 
his retirement in 1981. 

"When the committee re- 
ceived Dr. Crews' nomination 
for the award, we concluded that 
he was too important to the his- 
tory of the university to honor 
with a one-time award," said 
Judge Rebecca Blackmore "75, 
council chair. 

Porterfield is associate vice 
chancellor for academic affairs 
and Cameron School of Busi- 
ness professor. 

Nominees for the J. Marshall 
Crews Distinguished Faculty 
Award must be or have been a 
full-time faculty member at the 
university for a minimum of 
seven years. Nominations are 
accepted from university facult)', 
staff or students as well as alumni 
and members of the commu- 
nity. The winner receives a me- 
dallion and a $500 cash stipend. 

Fall/Winter 2002 

UNCW Magazine 

Campus Digest 

First doctoral degree authorized Two trustees 

When UNCW this spring re- 
ceived authorization to offer its 
first doctorate, it became the 
statewide leader in marine biol- 
og)' education. 

UNCW is the only university 
in North Carolina, and one of 
only three along the entire East 
Coast, to offer a Ph.D. in ma- 
rine biology. For years the uni- 
versity has been ranked among 
the top five nationally for its 
undergraduate marine biology 

Building a world class pro- 

gram hasnt been easy or with- 
out controversy. As the univer- 
sity pushed for the doctorate, 
officials fought opposition from 
NC. State (with whom it offers a 
cooperative Ph.D. in marine sci- 
ence) and UNC, as well as UNCs 
Office of the President. 

"Approval of the doctoral pro- 
gram in marine biology is the 
crowning achievement and ulti- 
mate recognition for the long 
and dedicated efforts by the fac- 
ulty," saidjohn Cavanaugh, who 
was provost and vice chancellor 

lor academic affairs when the 
program was approved. 

Doctoral training will be of- 
fered in four major areas of re- 
search interest: coastal and 
estuarine biolog)-, crustacean bi- 
ology, marine mammalogy and 
molecular genetics and system- 
atics of marine organisms. In 
essence, it will be a doctoral 
program in biolog\' as applies to 
organisms that live in estuarine 
and marine en\ironments. 

Three students are currently 

Khsta S. Tillman a unique community resource 

whether it's linding child 
care, locating home health pro- 
viders for an aging parent or 
using electronic language trans- 
lation, the Southeast Public In- 
terest Network of North 
Carolina (SpinNC) provides a 
variety of information and re- 
ferral ser\dces in collaboration 
with more than 450 agencies in 
a free and easily accessible man- 
ner to anyone with an Internet 

This powerful database is the 

only one of its kind in the coun- 
try and has the potential to be a 
national model for other uni- 
versities interested in serving 
their regions. SpinNC works m 
affiliation with the UNCW 
Division for Public Service and 
Continuing Studies to improve 
regional access to information 

In addition to the community 
resource directory, 
includes a business director)', 
nonprofit tools and three local- 

Howell gets Walk of Fame star 

The founder of UNCWs An 
Department was honored post- 
humously in June with a star on 
the Celebrate Wilmington! Walk 
of Fame. 

Plyler honored 

Daniel B. Plyler was honored 
for 37 years of service to Wilm- 
ington College and UNCW with 
the renaming of M Street in his 
honor. He retired as a professor, 
but had the longest tenure as a 
dean at the university. Between 
1970 and 1989, Plyler served 
three years as chair of biological 
sciences, two years as assistant 
vice chancellor for academic af- 
fairs, three years as academic 
dean and 1 years as dean of the 
College of Arts and Sciences. 

Claude Howell had a long 
career as a stenographer with 
.Atlantic Coast Railroad. But af- 
ter he left his dayjob, he painted, 
creating almost 3,000 works of 
art reflecting his distinctive style 
that illustrated the coastal 
lifestyle. He began teaching night 
classes at Wilmington College 
in 1953 and two years later he 
founded the .Art Department and 
chaired it for the next 25 years. 

He received numerous awards 
for his artwork and his work as 
an educator, including honor- 
ary' degrees from Wake Forest 
University in 1975 and UNCW 
in 1983, and the N.C. Award in 
the Arts in 1985. 

Howell died in 1997. His star 
can be seen on the Walk of 
Fame at the Cotton Exchange. 

i;cd editions lor the greater 
Wilmington. Jacksonville and 
Fayetteville areas, as well as the 
regional edition for Southeast- 
ern North Carolina. Each of these 
editions features a calendar of 
events tailored to each area. 

SpinNC is a community net- 
working effort that originated 
from public/private collabora- 
tion between UNCW, a regional 
Internet provider and a number 
of educational and non-profit 
organizations. Funding totaling 
$127,000 was provided by the 
Governor's Crime Commission, 
the Cape Fear Memorial Foun- 
dation and the Z. Smith Reynolds 


charlotte ex- 
ecutive Krista S. 
Tillman was ap- 
pointed to the 
UNCW Board of 
Trustees by the 
UNC Board of 
Governors; her 
term expires June 

Tillman, who is 
president of 

BellSouth North 
Carolina Opera- 
tions, filled the spot 
left vacant by the 
resignation of Mar- 
garet Dardess. 

John (Sandy) 
McNeill Jr. of 
Whiteville, was 
named to replace Owen G. Kenan 
who died in September. McNeill, 
who will ser\'e until June 30, 
2003, is chief executive officer of 
Libert)' Healthcare Semces. 

A graduate of UNC Chapel 
Hill, Kenan. 58, was president 
of the Chapel Hill-based Kenan 
Enterprises and vice chair of the 
board of directors of Flagler Sys- 
tems Inc., a family-owned busi- 
ness that operates real estate 
properties in Palm Beach, Fla. 
He attended UNCW in 1967. 

John McNeill Jr. 

Library home to Rotary archives 

Rotarians around the world 
can learn more about one of 
North Carolina's oldest Rotar)' 
Clubs via a virtual museum 
hosted by UNCW. 

Randall Librar)''s Special Col- 
lections houses the Hemian Bliz- 
zard Rotar)' .\rchi\'es. What is 
known fondly as "Herman's Ar- 
chives" resulted from Blizzard's 
meticulous collecting of local, na- 
tional and international Rotar)' 
memorabilia that dates back to 
1915 when Wilmington Rotar)' 
Club was chartered. Blizzard has 
been a member since 1956. 

The "virtual museum Web site 
- http://librar)'. 
cial/rotar)'- catalogues the con- 
tents of the collection and 
features significant items to 
make the contents available to 
Rotarians and other interested 
parties worldwide. The collec- 
tion includes the original min- 
utes of the first meeting signed 
by the charter members, an ex- 
tensive collection of yearbooks 
of members, many with photos, 
loving cups, trophies, plaques 
and awards given to the club 
over the vears. 

4 UNCW Magazine 

FallAVinter 2002 

Campus building 
boom underway 

The building boom is m full 
swing on campus. 

UNCW has begun the largest 
construction effort in its 55-year 
history using its $108-million 
share of the higher education 
facilities bond funds to build 
three major academic buildings 
and renovate or expand 10 ex- 
isting buildings and another S50 
million for privately-funded and 
receipt-supported projects and 

The three-story 82,000- 
square-foot school of education 
building is taking shape as steel 

Capacdo director 
of Seahawk Club 

Mike Capaccio, a visible fig- 
ure in the athletic department 
since his arrival three years ago 
as director of basketball opera- 
tions, was named director of ath- 
letic development and executive 
director of the UNC Wilming- 
ton Student Aid Association or 
Seahawk Club. He replaces Chris 

is erected. Trusses for the 
building's atrium were set in 
December. Construction is ex- 
pected to finish in April 2004. 

Land cleared for the cultural 
arts building is being used as 
staging space for the adjacent 
school of education. Construc- 
tion of this 110,000-square-foot 
structure is slated to begin in 
October 2003 with completion 
scheduled for fall 2005. 

Planning is underway for the 
high tech computer science and 
information systems building, 
which will be located between 
the Social and Behavioral Sci- 
ences Building and the campus 
commons; it is also scheduled 
for completion in 2005. 

In response to the university's 
growing enrollment, a new resi- 
dence hall is under construc- 
tion. The three-story, 263-bed 
residence hall is located next to 
the Honors and International 
houses and should be open for 
students in August 2003. In ad- 
dition, the 13 campus apart- 
ments are slated for extensive 

Ground was broken in July for a 263-bed residence hall and by /November 
construction was well underway. Completion is set for August 2003. 

renovations and will be com- 
pleted by fall 2004. 

Groundbreaking for the new- 
student union building is set for 
spring 2003, with completion 
expected in 2007. The current 
union and Burney Student Cen- 
ter will be renovated. A covered 
colonnade will link these updated 
buildings to a new building that 
will complete the complex. 

With expanded dining and re- 
tail options, a 376-seat theater 
and two-story bookstore plus in- 
creased student involvement and 
meeting spaces, this trio of build- 
ings is expected to become the 
true heart of the UNCW campus. 
"We are very excited to be able to 
offer students more of the fea- 
tures they've told us they want," 
said Sharon Bo\'d, associate vice 

Seahawks get air time this season 

In yet another milestone for 
UNCWs growing men's basket- 
ball program. Time Warner 
Cable is airing four contests 

"We're extremely excited 
and pleased to partner with Time 
Warner Cable on this project, " 
said Peg Bradley-Doppes, 
UNCW's athletic director. 
"Coupled with our conference 
television package, this agree- 
ment will allow our fans and 

alumni throughout the state and 
region to see many of our games 
this season." 

The four contests, at 7 p.m. 
Jan. 15 and 27. Feb. 8 and 12, 
will air in 1 7 cities and commu- 
nities across the state, including 
Charlotte, Greensboro and Ra- 
leigh. More than I million sub- 
scribers will have the 
opportunity to watch the Sea- 
hawks as they play three road 
games and one home outing. 

Graduation rate highest in UNC system 

UNC Wilmington posted the highest graduation rate for its 
student-athletes among NCAA Division I public universities in 
North Carolina for the four-year class average, according to the 
annual graduation rates report released by the National Collegiate 
Athletic Association (NCAA). UNCW paced the UNC system in 
four-year class averages at 74 percent, followed by UNC Asheville 
at 67 percent and UNC Greensboro at 53 percent. 

Other televised games in- 
clude: noonjan. 25 on Comcast 
SportsNet Mid Atlantic and Fox 
SportsNet South; 7 p.m. Jan. 27 
on Seahawk T'V Network; noon 
Feb. 1 on Comcast SportsNet 
Mid-Atlantic and Philadelphia 
and Fox SportsNet South and 
New York; 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 12 
Seahawk T'V Network; 2 p.m. 
Feb. 15 Comcast SportsNet Mid- 
Atlantic and Fox SportsNet 
South and New York; 4 p.m. 
Mar. I Comcast SportsNet Mid- 
Atlantic, Metro T'V and Time 
Warner Cable. 

The CAA semifinals will air at 
3 and 5:30 p.m. March 9 on 
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlan- 
tic and Philadelphia, Metro T'V 
and Time Warner. The champi- 
onship game will air at 7 p.m. 
March 10 on ESPN2. 

chancellor for business affairs. 

Many other campus buildings 
will undergo either renovations 
or expansions over the next six 
years. Infrastructure systems in 
many buildings have exceeded 
their useful lives and need criti- 
cal updating. For example sys- 
tems such as electrical, 
telecommunications, fire safety, 
and heating and air condition- 
ing will be replaced or modified 
across campus. Hoggard Hall, 
printing services and warehouse 
buildings will all be expanded 
to provide space to better serve 
the UNCW community. 

For more information on the 
scope and status of the campus 
construction projects, please visit and click on 
"Facilities, Police and Safety." 

Joy Sisson, Alice Sisson, Bill Sisson, 
Penny Rushmore, Ah Sisson and Mistia 
Sisson stand in the Sisson Hall of 
Exploration at the Center for Marine 
Science, named in honor of the late 
William E. Sisson. In 1 988 Sisson donated 
a remainder trust to UNCW, which, 
following his death in 1997, was valued 
at more than $800,000. Proceeds from 
the endowment will support marine- 
related projects. 

Fall/'Winter 2002 

UNCW Magazine 



'' Please come 
with a passport'' 

The international 
enterprise at UNCW 


L>k ^^^.^ ^^-'"^ 

6y Jomes McNab 

One week after the dreadful events of 
Sept. 11, President Jacques Chirac of 
France flew over the ruins of the World 
Trade Center with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, 
and remarked, "When you see that, you 
just want to cr\'."" 

Chirac's remark was typical of an outpour- 
ing of sympathy for citizens of the United 
States. The editor of Le Monde, a leading 
French newspaper, not always sympa- 
thetic to United States causes, wrote: "At 
this tragic moment in time, when words 
seem so inadequate to describe the shock 
we feel, the first thing that comes to mind 
is this: We are all Americans! We are all 
New Yorkers, just as surely as John 
Kennedy, in 1962, in Berlin, could say 
that he was a Berliner." 

In less eloquent but equally heartfelt 
form, these feelings were voiced through- 
out the world. 

In September 2001, some 50 UNCW 
students had just left the United States 
for a semester or year, traveling to 
far-flung destinations such as Australia, 
Japan, Germany, France, the United 
Kingdom, Spain or Ecuador, and many 
other places besides. 

No matter the destination, come that 
fateful day in September, they were to 
experience on the part of local citizens 
an extraordinary display of affection and 
solicitude. In every case, national differ- 
ences were briefly forgotten in a sympa- 
thetic alignment between the host country 
and the United States, now viewed as 
afflicted and vulnerable. 

Although it was difficult to be far away at 
a time of national mourning, not one of 
these students chose to return home be- 
fore completion of the program, and this 
is a tribute to the countries that received 
them, but especially to the resilience of 
the UNCW students. 

In the intervening months, far from 
dampening students' eagerness to travel, 
9/1 1 appears to have kindled it. A record 
90 students spent spring semester 2002 
on UNCW foreign-study programs, and, 
breaking all records, an astonishing 170 
signed up for a summer 2002 study- 
abroad experience, including more than 
40 on a program to Australia and an equal 
number on a study program to Spain. 

UNCW offers students a rich panoply of 
study-travel opportunities, ranging in 
duration from as little as one week 
(spring-break trips to France, the United 
Kingdom, and/or Ireland) to as much as 
two years. Without exception, returning 
students consider the time spent abroad 
as the highlight of their studies, and 
indeed as a turning point in their lives, 
providing them with an extraordinar)' 
sense of accomplishment, and a new, 
enriched sense of what is possible. 

As their numbers increase, and the word 
spreads, some of the myths that tended 
to limit interest in study abroad are being 

For example, while it may cost more to 
spend a semester abroad than in Wilmington, 
it is simply false to think that the cost is 
prohibitive. UNCW has exchange agree- 
ments with about 20 universities world- 
wide that allow our students to pay tuition 
and fees at home, not abroad. Room and 
board, which are paid overseas, typically 
cost no more than in North Carolina. 

Another popular myth is that knowledge 
of a foreign language is required. To be 
sure, there are many sites with links to 
Wilmington where some knowledge of a 
second language is useful or required, in- 
cluding Paris, Bremen, Baden- Wurttemberg, 
Barcelona, 'Valparaiso or Nagoya, for ex- 
ample. But a UNCW student can go and 
live in Braveheart countr)- next to a medi- 
eval castle (in Stirling, Scotland), or watch 

kangaroos bound across the campus (in 
Wagga Wagga, Australia) or surf spec- 
tacular waves (in Belize, Barbados, Wales, 
Australia, and soon, South Africa), in 
countries where the only language needed 
is English. 

The range of possibilities is made still 
greater through UNCWs active participa- 
tion in the statewide North Carolina 
Exchange Program, that provides inexpen- 
sive access to English-language programs 
throughout Finland, and New South 
Wales (Australia), as well as in Denmark 
and Sweden, and even Mexico. 

If 9/1 1 revealed the darkest side of inter- 
nationalization, and gave a new meaning 
and urgency to international education, 
the need to come to terms with the global 
marketplace in its more positive features 
has long been recognized in North Caro- 
lina. The state operates six trade offices 
overseas, including three in East Asia. 
North Carolina is a pioneer in foreign 
trade, and a leading exporter, ranking 
13th in the nation, with machiner)- and 
electrical machinery holding pride of 
place among the state exports (total value 
about $5.5 billion), easily outdistancing 
third-place tobacco (total value about 
$1.6 billion). The state is also among the 
leading sites for foreign investment, with 
well over 800 foreign plants located here. 
In short, the state is a very significant 
trader in the global marketplace. 

The UNCW Cameron School of Business 
has responded with energy and imagina- 
tion to the new realities of instantaneous 
worldwide communication and 
transnational connection. Under the guid- 
ance of Dean Larrv' Clark, the school has 
made international expertise or experi- 
ence an important criterion for the selec- 
tion of new faculty. 

Thanks to one of the most original 
programs in the USA, UNCW business 

6 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2002 

iHMmm mii 

students can now spend two years in 
Wilmington and two in Marseille or 
Bremen and earn two degrees: one from 
UNCW and one from the French or 
German partner. 

As UNCW increases its involvement with 
Latin America, it appears likely that Brazil 
will be a major new exchange partner, 
with a similar "2+2" degree program. 
UNCW already has two partners in Brazil, 
in Recife and Rio de Janeiro, while the 
state of North Carolina has signed a state- 
wide agreement with Paran- province in 
the South of Brazil. 

In another highly original and perhaps 
unique arrangement, the UNCW 
Division for University Advancement and 
the Office of International Programs have 
created an International Cabinet, made 
up of about 25 university and community 
leaders, including deans, the chancellor 
and provost, to advise the university on 
internationalization and to strengthen 
its commitment in this area. The Interna- 
tional Cabinet is ably led by Richard 
Morrison, a retired senior executive with 
Eli Lilly and Company and Cameron 
School adjunct professor, who has held 
important positions in 10 different countries. 

In February 2002, in an unusually 
ambitious program that coincided with 
UNCWs Intercultural Week, university 
advancement, the Office of International 
Programs and the International Cabinet, 
with support from former Graduate 
School Dean Neil Hadley and local 
corporation aaiPharma, sponsored a 
town hall meeting with four international 
experts that attracted a large audience and 
was enthusiastically received. 

Earlier that day, in a dramatic gesture by 
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Jo Ann 
Seiple and Provost John Cavanaugh, 
UNCW classes were released to let students 
attend a wide array of internationally 
focused programs, including a panel 
discussion, "The Young and the 
Restless" with four young 
UNCW graduates now 
embarked on interna- 
tional careers. This 
move, which will 
become an annual 
event, grew out of 
discussions within 
the International 
Cabinet led by 
Associate Dean of 
Arts and Sciences 
Raymond Burt. 

Fall/Winter 2002 

It is just one example of the fresh, creative 
thinking that has been generated within 
the body. In a new development, the In- 
ternational Cabinet will open up in fall 
2002 to a larger membership, a 50-person 
International Congress, which it is hoped 
will further the international enterprise at 
UNCW with new ideas, intellectual and 
material resources. 
Above all, the goal of which we must 
never lose sight is the provision of the 
best educational opportunities possible 
for our UNCW students. 

In many ways, the UNCW students are well 
served. Under the stewardship of Elizabeth 
Adams, a nationally recognized education 
abroad coordinator, they are well prepared 
for the international experience. And the 
possibilities for such an experience, abun- 
dant already, constantly increase. 

Soon, for example, in an alliance with 
partners NC State University, UNC 
Pembroke, Fayetteville State, and NC 
A&T, UNCW will lead a new program of 
student exchanges with a consortium of 
South African universities. The interna- 
tional community on campus, though 
small, is thriving. 

The International House, 50 percent 
American students and 50 percent 
internationals, is a splendid visionary 
achievement, a warm and welcoming 
residence hall. The international students 
who come to UNCW are in excellent 
hands. It is not insignificant that Heather 
Smith, international student coordinator 
until late 2000, was named UNCW 
Employee of the Year, or that her succes- 
sor and former assistant, Miranda Boykin, 
was honored in spring 2002 as Advisor of 
the Year. 

With new ventures, inevitably, come new 
challenges. On the UNCW campus, many 
if not most regions of the world outside 
the United States receive but scant attention 
in the curriculum and, in spite of the new 

effort at internationalization, the foreign 
language requirement is scandalously, 
almost uniquely low (one three-credit 
course), and the selection of available 
languages pathetically meager. 

It requires little prescience to understand 
the immense, growing importance of 
China or India, or the likelihood of their 
investing massively in the United States 
in the future. Brazil is a giant in many 
respects, and the geopolitical significance 
of the Middle East cannot be ignored. 
Germany is the biggest foreign investor 
in North Carolina. 

But, in a time of straitened budget circum- 
stances (and, if truth be told, even before) 
onl)' Spanish and French majors are offered, 
while German, the only other modern 
language taught at UNCW, has a very 
limited array of courses. 

UNCW is not all that different from most 
other public universities in North Carolina, 
and the paucity of foreign language offer- 
ings in 2002, which is often referred to as 
"the Chinese century" does not ser\'e the 
state well. 

UNCW is the envy of many campuses 
because of the unusually diverse and 
broad range of study abroad opportunities 
it can provide. Thanks to the ingenuity, 
good will and understanding of David 
Miller, Summer School director, both 
students and faculty are particularly well 
served in terms of summer school offerings. 

It is often assumed that, because we send 
large numbers of students abroad, we 
have a significant endovionent. But in 
truth, the number of UNCW students able 
to spend a semester or year abroad would 
increase dramatically if only they could 
afford the air fare, a major expense for a 
limited budget. The International Cabinet 
has begun a superb campaign to raise en- 
dowment monies. But the current reality 
is bleak when compared to, say, UNCG, 
UNCC, ECU, or Winston-Salem State. 

In a world of international interaction, in 
which ethnic sensitivities and cultural 
protocols have to be understood, the need 
for campus diversity has never been 
greater, and is recognized and affirmed by 
every reputable educational authority, in- 
cluding UNCW. One vital component of 
that diversity is the presence of interna- 
tional students. 

The international students at UNCW are 
wonderfully well received by both the 
UNCW and the greater Wilmington com- 
munity. They are invariably delighted by 

UNCW Magazine 7 

their UNCW experience, the beauty of the 
campus, and the friendhness of ail mem- 
bers of our community. But they in turn 
help to make UNCW a place more reflec- 
tive of the world at large, a world of differ- 
ence and diversity. 

The United States actually competes vig- 
orously - and successfully - for foreign 
students. The reasons are both idealist 
and materialist. There are more than half 
a million foreign students in the USA, a 
majority of whom is supported financially 
by their families at home. They represent 
some of the best and brightest, and in 
many graduate programs, the great major- 
ity of the best and the brightest. They 
make a very substantial contribution to 
local economies through tuition payments 
and cost of living expenditures. 

Of the 7,900 international students in 
North Carolina, only about f 00 alight in 
UNCW, as compared to, for example, 
over 850 at UNC Charlotte, which has 
identified international recruiting as a pri- 
ority. This lack of international presence - 
think also of the lack of minorit\' Ameri- 
can presence on campus - does the 
UNCW community a disservice, and de- 
prives the university of an important 
source of revenue. 

Nonetheless, there is every reason for opti- 
mism in a university - our university - that 
has begun to embrace the internationalist 
ideal, with university leaders who are fully 
supportive of taking on the challenge, and 
an International Cabinet that brings the 
ideas, experience, realities and wisdom of 
the wider world to a relatively small and 
relatively conservative community. 

Perhaps we can look forward to the day 
when we shall require all entering stu- 
dents to come equipped with a passport 
and the commitment to make full use of it 
on the UNCW programs that we run 
throughout the world. 

James McNab is asiisiant pvoxost 
joi iiHciiinticmal programs 

Evian Patterson 

Three selected as Fulbright Scholars 

Three members of UNCW's 
Class of 2002 are studying 
abroad after receiving presti- 
gious Fulbright Scholarships. 
They are among a select 
group of 1,000 students na- 
tionwide chosen for this 

The Fulbright Program, 
America's flagship educa- 
tional exchange program, is 

sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency and is de- 
signed to increase mutual understanding between 
the people of the United States and other countries. 

Mark C. Kelly of Pineville, La., is studying 
farm-raised Atlantic salmon at the Insti- 
tute of Marine Research at the University 
of Bergen in Norway. 

"Norway provides the best availability of 
university course work and research oppor- 
tunities. Few countries have placed a 
greater emphasis on ocean research and 
resources," Kelly said. The University of 
Bergen is on the cutting edge of maricul- 
ture research and has a large international 
student population. 

Emily Burnett 

Marc C. Keiiy 

"The Fulbright is a prestigious academic award. This was a nationwide com- 
petition for only 10 grants to Norway," said Raymond Burt, associate dean of 
college of arts and sciences and UNCW's Fulbright coordinator. 

Emily Burnett received a Fulbright French Government Teaching Assistantship 
to spend 2002-03 teaching elementary school in the Aix Marseille academy. A 
double major in International Business and French, Burnett spent the summer 
of 2001 studying French and International Business at the CESEM- 
Mediterrannee in Marseille, France. Emily was named Most Outstanding Student 
in International Business 2001-2002 in UNCW's Cameron School of Business. 

Durham native Evian Patterson is exploring the cultural and religious distinc- 
tions between the U.S. and the Middle East as he spends the next year at the 
International Language Institute in Cairo, Egypt, learning about Arab lan- 
guage and culture. 

He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religion and aspires to 
complete graduate work in Islam and international affairs, earn a doctorate 
and teach at a university. 

"I am interested in the historical interactions between the West and Islam, 
and the Middle East is the core for Islamic study," he said. 

Fulbright Scholarships "provide a wonderful opportunity to represent America 
positively through academic study in many corners of the world," he noted. 

8 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2002 

ueexincj " ~/od on a a- 

J Jay " 

UNCW searches 
for successor 
to Dr. Leutze 

By Mimi Cunningham 

After 12 brilliant years leading the 
university, in July 2002 Chancel- 
lor James R. Leutze announced his 
plans to retire mid-2003. Once the groans 
subsided, reality set in and in August the 
UNCW Board of Trustees appointed a 19- 
member search committee chaired by im- 
mediate past trustee chair Larry Dagenhart. 

A native Wilmingtonian and respected 
Charlotte attorney, Dagenhart led the suc- 
cessful search for a new president at 
Davidson College. The search committee 
includes trustees, community members, 
faculty, students and alumni association 
chair Ray Cockrell representing alumni 
and staff. 

UNC President Molly Broad met with the 
committee and outlined statutory require- 
ments and her expectations. The 
committee's first assignment was to hold a 
number of forums to determine what 
UNCW needs and wants in its new leader. 
It also retained the services of a nationally 
recognized search Rrm, A.T. Kearney Inc. 

In late October, a national advertising and 
recruitment effort was launched. The ad 
campaign made a conscious effort to en- 
sure broad outreach. Advertisements were 
placed in the C/iroiiic!c of Higher Educa- 
tion, Black liiucs ill Higher Education, 
VV'oincpi ill Higher Education and Hi.spfliiit 
Outlook. In addition, 3,000 individual let- 

Who wants to he chancellor? 

Who's interested in being UNCW's next chancellor? 

As the search committee enters the phase of its work that will be done in closed session 
to prohibit the release of confidential information. Chairman Dagenhart on Dec. 9 re- 
leased a composite picture of what the applicant pool looked like as of Nov. 27. 

The committee received apphcations or nominations of approximately 135 individuals of 
whom 85 declared their formal candidacy. 

Of this group of 85, 20 percent are sitting presidents or chancellors, 40 percent are sit- 
ting provosts, and approximately 20 percent ae academic deans, department chairs or 
academic center directors. Approximately 20 percent are from the non-traditional sector, 
representing businesses or pubhc service organizations. 

A preliminary review suggests that 20 percent of the candidates are women and at Least 
10 percent are minority candidates. 

"Both our search consultant, with over 20 years in the higher education search business, 
and the search committee, were extremely pleased, both with the number and cahber of in- 
dividuals who voiced interest in serving as UNCW's next chancellor," commented Dagenhart. 
"The strength and quality of the candidate pool is itself a positive reflection of UNC 
Wilmington's growing reputation as an undergraduate educational institution of note." 

ters went out over President Broad's signa- 
ture to chancellors and provosts of every 
comprehensive 1 university in the United 
States, as well as chancellors of public and 
private baccalaureate institutions and pro- 
vosts of doctoral I institutions. 

Some 135 applications and nominations 
came in by the Nov. 27 candidate screen- 
ing date, and the search committee nar- 
rowed the list to the top 35 before the 
holidays. By Jan. 9, based on additional 
background information, including insti- 
tutional profiles, the committee identified 
the top 10 to 12 candidates for screening 
meetings and interviews scheduled for 
late Januar)'. From that pool, the commit- 
tee will select the top five or si.x candi- 
dates for formal inter\'iews which will 
occur in February. 

From this final pool, the committee will 
make its recommendations to the UNCW 
Board of Trustees, which in turn will for- 
ward an unranked list of not fewer than two 
names to the president. President Broad 
then will present her recommendation to 
the UNC Board of Governors, and they will 
elect a new chancellor for the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington. 

President Broad stressed the importance 
of keeping the candidate pool confidential 
in order to recruit and hire the best per- 
son for the job, although the composition 
of the final three or four candidates may 
determine the level of openness as the 
search nears its conclusion. The search 
committee will make that decision as the 
process progresses. 

Fall/'Winter 2002 

UNCW Magazine 

Much of the fall was devoted to institu- 
tional introspection and visioning, and 
soliciting thoughts and comments de- 
signed to spell out the characteristics de- 
sired in the new leader as well as to 
articulate the challenges that individual 
will face. In an inclusive and open pro- 
cess, all forums were open to the public 
and all segments of the university com- 
munity and Southeastern North Carolina 
were invited to participate. 

Area media coverage of the sessions re- 
veals some of the flavor of the forum com- 
ments. In an editorial headlined "A leader 
for UNCW and the region," the Sept. 25 
Wilmington Morning Star noted that the 
chancellor leads not only the university 
but "also plays an important role in the 
affairs of the region." The editorial called 
for an individual who is: 

• an effective fund raiser who can attract 
the dollars that legislators and tuition 
don't provide. 

• an able spokesman and advocate in Ra- 
leigh, academia and the community. 

• an effective chancellor who can en- 
hance the university's positive influ- 

Chancellor Search Timeline 


July 19 - Leutze announces retirement plans 
August 21 - Search committee appointed 

and charged 
September-October - Public input received 

and search criteria established 
November - Nationwide advertisement and 

recruitment occur 
November 27 - Screening of applicants begins 


January-February - Meetings with candidates 

and narrowing of pool 
March 3 - Special called meeting of UNCW 

trustees to receive search committee 

March 21 - Board of Governors appoints new 

July 1 - New chancellor assumes office 

For a copy of the ad for chancellor, detailed 
search criteria, institutional profile, chal- 
lenges facing the new chancellor, and com- 
ments received from the public, faculty, staff 
and students, go to 

ence, while smoothing over the dis- 
agreements and frictions that occasion- 
ally arise between town and gown. 

The lead paragraph in an Oct. II Morning 
Star article summarized the requirements 
for someone to get the chancellor's job 
this way: "Wanted: God on a good day." 
Search committee member and trustee 
Allen Rippy Sr. said the new chancellor 
will need to be "a genuine schmoozer." 

■Vice Chancellor for University Advance- 
ment Mary Gornto was quoted in a Sept. 
24 Moniiiig Star article saying, "The per- 
son has to be a cheerleader," and one who 
understands the importance of fund rais- 
ing and the time it takes to cultivate do- 
nors. An Oct. 25 article reported that 
students want a chancellor who will in- 
clude them in the decision-making pro- 
cess and who will listen to student 

Another student called for a chancellor 
who is friendly, who will promote envi- 
ronmental awareness and who will be vis- 
ible at campus events. The need for 
building greater diversity across campus 
was frequently mentioned at all forums. 

Assimilating and synthesizing the many 
comments was done by a sub-committee 
headed by faculty representative Hathia 
Hayes, professor in the Watson School of 
Education. Two important documents 
emerged from this process: the text of the 
advertisement soliciting applicants and 
the Chancellor Search Profile. 

"One doesn't often view a job search as a 
marketing opportunit)', but in this case it is 
truly that because the university will be un- 
der scrutiny from a number of people con- 
sidering a new position or being encouraged 
to seek a change," said Sam Connally, 
UNCW director of human resources and 
secretar)' to the search committee. 

"The first part of the profile presents an 
overview of the entire university - our 
points of pride and areas of excellence, 
and it establishes the le\el ol educational 
quality and achievement that the institu- 
tion currently enjoys. Anyone interested 
in the chancellorship or who just reads 
this will come away impressed," he said. 

Perhaps of more importance to the poten- 
tial candidate will be the section that out- 
lines challenges and opportunities facing 
the new CEO. 

"The number one challenge facing UNC 
Wilmington over the next decade will be 
to develop and acquire additional re- 
sources," states the report. Other chal- 
lenges include being technologically 
savvy, a champion of diversity and re- 
gional improvement, politically astute, 
grounded in intellectual achievement and 
a strong visionary leader. 

Will we get what we want? Search com- 
mittee chair Dagenhart responded this 
way: "After reviewing our candidate pool, 
I am satisfied we have several people who 
are well-qualified to do the job. Our task 
will be selecting the person who also is 
the right fit for the university, the com- 
munity and the state." 

As one who attended all the public ses- 
sions and listened to the search committee 
in its initial deliberations as it worked 
through all these issues, several observa- 
tions come to mind. 

The listening process has been a healthy 
one for the institution. I am struck that 
UNC Wilmington has emerged from this 
with a clearer internal understanding of 
what it has achieved and what a good in- 
stitution it has become. I sense a new feel- 
ing of institutional pride and 

One evidence of this is a consensus that 
emerged from the discussions - the 
search committee does not need to seek a 
fixer-upper or re-builder because UNCW 
is on the right path and what has been 
accomplished is good. Instead, the new 
leader should be one who can continue 
to move the institution forward without 
changing direction. 

The process confirmed UNC 
Wilmington's core values and called for a 
leader who can buy into those values - 
commitment to the undergraduate educa- 
tional experience, grounded in techno- 
logical competency, concern for the 
environment, regional engagement, and 

For me, the most telling affirmation of the 
process is my conviction that Chancellor 
Jim Leutze's most enduring legacy is that 
he leaves this institution on such a high 
plain that it will attract and hire, if not a 
Leutze clone, at least God on a good day. 

Mimi Cnnning/inm is special assiswiit to the clnm- 
ccUor for imlvcrsity relations. This is the second 
chancellor's search she has witnessed at UNCW. 

10 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2002 

Professors study link 
between heart, mind 

By Victoria Rouch 

Reprinted with pennission. Wilmington Star-News 

Twelve years ago, a Corning em- 
ployee came to UNCW psycholog)' 
professor Antonio Puente's private 
practice looking for help. 

The man - an engineer who had recently 
undergone heart bypass surger)' - told 
Puente that during his hospitalization, 
new software had been installed at his 
workplace. When he returned to his job, 
he couldn't figure out how to use it. 

Soon Puente began to hear similar ac- 
counts from other heart bypass patients 
who complained of post-surgical prob- 
lems with short-term memor)' loss and 
impaired reaction time. 

What Puente saw as a trend raised a dis- 
turbing question: Was there a link be- 
tween heart bypass surger)' and cognitive 

The question led to seven years of re- 
search that seems to indicate a correlation 
between the operation and impaired men- 
tal function. The study - conducted and 
authored by Puente and Julian Keith '83, a 
UNCW associate professor in psychology 
- was featured in the July issue of Neuro- 
psydwlog}', a journal of the American Psy- 
chological Association. 

Keith said the study's publication marks a 
rare achievement through academic and 
clinical cooperation. 

"It's unusual for individuals in an aca- 
demic institution to team up with sur- 
geons and produce world-class research," 
he said. 

But that is exactly what it took, although 
the study got off to a rocky start. 

At first, Keith said he and his colleague 
could not find any heart surgeons willing 
to have their patients take part in the 
study. Then in 1995, Dr. Howard Marks 
of Hanover Cardiothoracic Surgical Asso- 
ciates agreed. 

UNCW professors Tony Puente and Julian Keith 
'83 discovered a link between short-term 
cognitive decline and heart bypass surgery. 

Using a $125,000 grant from the National 
Institutes of Health, funding from the de- 
partment and some of their own money, 
the two psychologists began studying 39 
of Marks' heart patients. 

According to Puente, while the patients 
averaged around 62 years of age, care was 
taken to make sure the group was diverse. 

"We wanted to be sure that what we were 
picking up wasn't related to age, gender or 
education," he said. 

A control group of 55 similar subjects was 
also studied for comparison. 

Using methodolog)' developed by Keith, 
the heart patients were subjected to a bat- 
tery of mental tests prior to bypass surger>'. 
■When they were tested again a month after 
the surger)', the findings indicated a defi- 
nite decline in cognitive ability. 

The tests, he said, showed what they had 
suspected all along. After surgery, the pa- 
tients had difficulty repeating back items 
on a list that had just been read to them. 

Computer tests also revealed that they 
had a decreased ability to transfer atten- 
tion between incidents occurring simulta- 

But the tests found something else re- 
searchers didn't e.xpect: For many of the 
patients, the decline in cognitive develop- 
ment started even before they had the sur- 
ger)', which made it worse. 

"Since the '60s we've known there were 
some cognitive changes that occur after 
surgery," said Keith "What we wanted to 
find out is why?" 

Now Keith and Puente speculate that of- 
ten patients who experience heart block- 
ages may also be experiencing blockages 
in other parts of the vascular system - in- 
cluding within the brain, leading to 
changes that may not be noticed early on. 

The stress of heart surgery, which in- 
volves cooling the body and artificially 
routing the blood through plastic tubing, 
exacerbates the problem. 

Puente further believes that dementia of- 
ten attributed to Alzheimer's disease may 
be misdiagnosed. 

"It may actually be caused by disrupted 
blood flow to the brain," he said. 

Puente said he hopes the research will 
lead to a better understanding of the 
brain's vascular system and how it adapts 
to significant change. 

The professors say they hope the next 
phase of their research will help them 
learn whether that system - if stressed - 
can fully recover. 

Keith said he realizes that the participants 
may have suffered further cognitive de- 
cline due to the natural aging process, but 
he believes comparing the two groups 
again could be telling. 

"If the decline of the slope is faster among 
the bypass patients, then it could indicate 
something over and above the effects of 
aging," he said. 

Fall/'Winter 2002 

UNCW Magazine 11 

Famiiy honors Shermans' love of learning 

By Korla Pollard '03 

Imagine being 88 and reared and your love 
of learning motivates you to attend lectures, 
plays and UNCW'^s first College Day. Well, 
if you're Derrick and Virginia Sherman you 
don't have to imagine. 

Retirement hasn't meant retiring for Virginia and 
Derricl< Sherman whose love for lifelong learning 
motivated their children to endow a lecture 
series in their honor. 

Earlier this year, UNCWs first endowed lec- 
ture series was established in their honor. 
The Shermans" gift came as a complete sur- 
prise to them by their son Phillip Sherman 
and his wife, Birgitta, and their daughter 
Ann Sherman-Skiba, and her husband, 

Education has always been important in the 
Sherman household. Derrick Sherman is only 
a thesis awa\' from completing the course re- 
quirements for a master's degree from the 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
At the age of 74, he didn't want to spend long 
hours in the library completing the work. 

Virginia Sherman received her degree from 
Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts 
and in 1939 joined the American Associa- 
tion of University Women. Her involve- 
ment with the association, which kept her 
active in education through study and 
book review groups, grew. She serT,'ed as 
president of the New York State division 
and then on the membership committee of 
the national association. 

Mrs. Sherman said it all helped keep her mind 
alert. "You just cannot help it when you are in a 
group of educated women and you are in com- 
mittees and so forth, " she said. 

Since the couple mo\ed to Wilmington 14 
years ago, Mr. Sherman has audited courses at 
UNCW ever)' semester, except three or four. 
From their personal collection, the Shermans 
donated to Randall Librar)' 400 books on Brit- 
ish histon.- and literature, plus biographies and 

"I have always been interested in histon.'. It 
is one of my best courses. The children have 
always been interested as well, " said Mr. 

■'Dumbfounded." "wonderful.' and how 
did they get it going without us knowing" 
are the words Derrick and Virginia Sherman 
used to describe their reaction to the news 
of the lecture series endowed in their name. 

"We had the thought to honor our parents in 
some substantial way. Their lifelong commit- 
ment to education, the young, open- 
mindedness and such, suggested something in 
the educational area. The essence of educa- 
tion, of course, is the exchange of ideas. 
'Bricks and mortar," necessan- as those practi- 
cal things are, take second place in my view," 
said son Phillip Sherman. 

Creating an Endowed Lecture Series 

Each year, a Sherman Emerging Scholar will 
be selected to present his or her perspec- 
tives in the fields of modern histon', inter- 
national relations, and politics. 

"This IS a major endowed lecture series be- 
cause it comes with a significant honorarium. 
It targets up and coming scholars to use their 
venue to present their ideas about a particu- 
lar topic." said Kathleen Berkeley, chair of 
the Histor)' Department which oversees the 
lecture series. 

One of the reasons Phillip Sherman said the 
scholar had to be up and coming is because 
"my parents have always been keen on 
progress and change and young people in 
general. They themselves maintain a ver)' 
■young' perspective on the world." 

The first recipient was Dr. Michael Doran, 
assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies 
at Princeton University. Dr. Doran"s stand- 
ing-room-only public lecture was on "The 
United States, the .Arab World, and the 
Question of Palestine." 

"I was thrilled to see the number of people 
there. I think even'one felt that he had 
given a inanelous lecture without even a 
note in his hand" said Mrs. Sherman. 

Mr. Sherman believes histor\' is a good foun- 
dation for almost anything one can do: "His- 
ton' is a good basis for any future acti\it\', for 
any business. Histon* stimulates thought." 

Phillip Sherman said. ■The objective (of 
their gift) is a living and indeed perpetual 
memorial that will support the university in 
its educational mission and the profession 
and leaching of histor)'." 

Karla Pollard is a senior communication studies major 
and mlcm with the UNCW Office of L'mvcrat>' Relatioiis. 

A lecture series is one of the signifi- 
cant ways a university can serve its 
campus and the community by bring- 
ing in high visibility speakers to ad- 
dress issues of cunent concerns. 

By endowing a lecture series, the 
university is given the luxury of 
being able to plan ahead knowing 
that funding is guaranteed and not 
subject to budget cuts. Endow- 
ments allow for continuity in pro- 

gramming that ensures a quality 
product and presentation. 

Individuals wanting to endow a lec- 
ture series should consider a gift of 
sufficient amount that would provide 
annual earnings to support the lec- 
ture program and associated costs. 
The more prominent the lecture and 
its surrounding events, the greater 
the operating budget and the need 
for a greater endowment gift. 

All university endowment ac- 
counts provide 4.5 percent spend- 
able amounts based on the ac- 
count value. This payout 
percentage is determined annu- 
ally by the university board of 
trustees based on investment 
growth and income. The minimum 
amount to establish any endow- 
ment is $25,000. 

University endowments provide for 
scholarships, fellowships, operating 
costs, program support and lec- 
tures. These and other types of sup- 
port can be either annually funded 
or endowed for permanence. 

For more informarion please con- 
tact Tyrone Rowell, senior associ- 
ate vice chancellor for university 
advancement, at 910.962.3170 or 

12 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2002 

Alumni News 

Thacker and Gumm 
recipients of 2003 
alumni awards 

Lt. Col. Darrell Lee Thacker Jr. '83 and 
Ronald H. Gumm are the UNCW Alumni 
Association's honorees for 2003. They will 
be recognized at a formal dinner Feb. 7. 

Thacker was nominated for the Alumnus 
of the Year Award by his wife, Vicki, to 
represent "all those alumni who have 
served or are serving our country in times 
of peace and war." He has served in the 
U.S. Marine Corps for more than 20 years. 

In September, Thacker completed his 
sixth overseas deployment to the Mediter- 
ranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while as- 
signed to the 22"'' Marine Expeditionary 
Unit based at Camp Lejeune. His unit, 
which supplies and sustains itself for 
quick mission accomplishment and clear- 
ing the way for follow-on forces, partici- 
pated in several exercises supporting 
Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Thacker's newest assignment is commanding 
officer of Manne Medium Hehcopter Squad- 
ron 162, an aviation combat element for the 
22nd Marine Expeditionary' Unit. 

Gumm was called the "ultimate commu- 
nity volunteer" by Pat C. Smith 72, who 
nominated him for the Distinguished Citi- 
zen for Service to the Community and 
University Award. Special events coordi- 
nator for Wilmington International Air- 
port, Gumm is vice president of the N.C. 
Azalea Festival and has been active with 
Riverfest since its inception. 

He touches the hearts of many through 
his volunteer efforts with the Salvation 
Army where for the past 14 years he has 
helped prepare Thanksgiving dinner for 
some 200 people. 

Although he is not a UNCW alumnus, he 
supports the university in numerous 
ways. While advertising and public rela- 
tions manager for Jackson Beverage, 
Gumm was instrumental in securing his 
company's financial and in-kind contribu- 
tions to the Seahawk Club and alumni as- 
sociation. He also contributes personally 
to the Seahawk Club. 

UNCW 1990-93 graduates 
recognized at homecoming 

UNCW alumni will celebrate Homecoming 
2003 on Feb. 7 and 8. 

Throughout the weekend graduates from 
1990 to 1993 will be recognized along 
with alumni from Kappa Sigma and Alpha 
Delta Pi. The Student Recreation Center 
and the bookstore in the Burney Center 
will be open to alumni Friday through 
Sunday; alumni shoppers can get a 10 per- 
cent discount on non-sale items by show- 
ing their association membership card. 

The annual awards banquet, which is by- 
inNatation-only, is at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the 
Warwick Center ballroom. The Alumnus/ 
Alumna of the Year and the Distinguished 
Citizen for Sersace to the Community and 
University will be recognized. At 9 p.m. the 
Young Alumni Council will sponsor a 
gathering at Bessie's in downtown Wilm- 
ington. Alumni who graduated between 
1992 and 2002 are invited. 

Events scheduled for Feb. 8 include: 

• The annual homecoming 5K run at 9 
a.m. at the Student Recreation Center 

• Complimentary alumni welcome 
brunch at 10 a.m. at Wise Alumni 
House, Market Street 

• AAGA, the African American Graduates 
Association, board meeting at 9 a.m. in 
the Warwick Center, room 138, and 
lunch at noon in the Center Stage Cafe 

• A walking tour of campus, led by stu- 
dent ambassadors, at 1:30 p.m. begin- 
ning at the Trask Coliseum lobby 

• Men's basketball alumni game at 1:30 
p.m. in Trask Coliseum 

• Center for Marine Science tour at 3 p.m. 

• Women's basketball alumni game at 
4:30 p.m. in Trask Coliseum 

• Chicken Pickin' pregame social at 5 
p.m. in the Hawk's Nest 

• Homecoming basketball game - UNCW 
versus Delaware - at 7 p.m. in Trask 

• Halftime crowning of the 2003 home- 
coming queen and king by alumni 
board chair Ray Cockrell and Cameron 
School of Business Alumni Chapter so- 
cial in Trask Coliseum Room 142 

• The homecoming dance at 9:30 p.m. 
in the grand ballroom of the Wilming- 
ton Hilton Riverside, featuring music 
by Papa Sol. Tickets to the dance are 
$20 a person. 
To make reservations or purchase tickets, 
please contact the alumni relations office 
or go online at 

Socials offer pregame 
fun for alumni, friends 

Join your lellow alumni and friends before 
the men's basketball team hits the court at 
upcoming socials in the Hawk's Nest. 

Feb. 1 - Pasta Night. The alumni 
association's professional school and aca- 
demic chapters - Cameron School of Busi- 
ness, Watson School of Education, School 
of Nursing, Communication Studies and 
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies - will be 
recognized. UNCW plays Drexel at 7 p.m. 

Feb 8. - Homecoming, Chicken Pickin' 
Night. The traveling alumni chapters - Triad, 
Triangle, Charlotte, Adanta, Washington, 
D.C. - will be recognized. UNCW plays 
Delaware at 7 p.m. 

March 1 - Mexican Fiesta Night. Special 
interest chapters - AAGA, Wilmington 
College and the Crew Club - will be rec- 
ognized. UNCW plays VCU at 7 p.m. 

All socials are held in the Hawk's Nest and 
the games are played in Trask Coliseum. 
Door prizes will be given at each event. 

Admission is $10 a person. Children, 
ages six to 12, will be admitted for $5 
each, and there is no charge for children 
five and under. Active alumni and 
friends who contribute $250 or more 
annually to the UNCW Alumni Associa- 
tion or Wise Alumni House will be ad- 
mitted to each social with one guest for 
half-price at $5 a person. 

Reservations are required and can be made 
by calling the alumni relations office. 

Fall/Winter 2002 

UNCW Magazine 13 

Alumni News 

13 awarded 

The alumni association awarded 13 schol- 
arships for the 2002-03 academic year to 
students who have demonstrated excel- 
lence in the classroom and their commu- 
nities and who have a financial need. Each 
is valued at approximately $1,500 a year 
and is renewable annually if criteria are 
met on a continuing basis. 

Graduate scholarships: 

• Steven Todd Thomas of Charlotte was 
awarded the Lewis-Wiley Alumni Fel- 
lowship. Todd is pursuing a Master of 
Arts m Liberal Studies. 

• Jenifer], Murphy of Wihnmgton was 
awarded the P. Daniel Lockamy Jr. 
Graduate Alumni Scholarship. She is 
pursuing a master's degree in curricu- 
lum and instructional supervision. 

New undergraduate scholarships: 

• Hunter A. Coore of Vass was awarded 
the inaugural Jim Humphries Memorial 
Scholarship and is majoring in biology 
with a pre-med option. 

• Megan M. Antes was awarded the 
Wilmington College Alumni Scholar- 
ship. A freshman, she plans to major in 
biolog)' with an emphasis in pre-veteri- 
nary medicine. 

Scholarship renewals: 

• Sharon I. Duff of HolK Ridge received 
the Hugh Henr\' Fox .Alumni Scholar- 
ship, awarded in memory of Wilmington 
College's first graduate. She is a junior 
majoring in elementary education. 

• Jackie Roberts Casey of Shawboro re- 
ceived the Gerald H. Shinn Alumni 
Scholarship which includes a S500 
book award. Jackie is a senior majoring 

Alumni scholarship recipients were recognized 
during a dinner at Wise Alumni House. 

in accounting. 

• Brandy Garrell TurbeviUe of 
Chadbourn is a senior majoring in ac- 
counting and participates in the UNCW 
Honors Program. 

• Cynthia Faith Thomas of Charlotte is a 
junior business major. 

• Matthew Kunic of Wilmington is a se- 
nior double majoring in communica- 
tion studies and political science. 

• Andrea L. Cartrette of Castle Hayne is a 
junior majoring in English. 

• Sandra Tatum of Hampstead is sopho- 
more majoring in international finance. 

Athletic scholarships: 

• Kelly Bailey of Greensboro is a senior 
business major. She is a member of the 
women's golf team. 

• Leslie C. Smith of Car\' is a CAA 
scholar-athlete in swimming. She is a 
senior majoring in communication 

Scholarships are funded by donations 
from LINCW alumni and friends, as well 
as income from the UNCW Seahawk col- 
legiate license plate program. 

Young Alumni Council elects 2002-03 officers 

Young Alumni Council officers are, from left, 
Kristin Grady Kilpatrick '93, vice president; Shanda 
Williams Bordeaux '92, secretary; Mike Young 
'92, careers and admissions committee chair; 
Tom Gale '98, president; Kate Tillman '98, pro- 
gramming and awards committee chair; and 
Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock '00, technology com- 
mittee chair. A career fair is being planned for 
March 26 to help young alumni with interviewing 
and networking skills. 

Reunion plans are underway 
for Wilmington College alumni 

Through the generosity of Bill '50 and Bob 
'50 Dobo and the North Carolina 
.Aquarium, the Wilmington College 
classes of 1946-69 will enjoy the North 
Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher as the 
setting for their annual summer reunion. 

Please reser\'e the evening of Saturday, 
June 7, for this special gathering. The re- 
union will feature a social hour, dinner 
and tour of the aquarium's new facility. 
Invitations will be mailed to all individu- 
als who attended or graduated from 
Wilmington College between 1946-69. 

Shuttle service will be available from 
UNCW to the aquarium. Please tell fellow 
classmates to contact the alumni office if 
they are not listed in our database so they 
will be sure to be invited to this ver\' spe- 
cial event. For more information, please 
call 800.596.2880 or 910.962.2682. 

Stay connected via e-mail 

You can stay on top of news and events at 
UNCW by subscribing to the Seahawk 

This monthh- electronic newsletter is sent 
via e-mail and is available on the Web at 
seahawk_spotlight. A new edition comes 
out the 15th of ever\- month. 

If you would like to subscribe, please send 
an e-mail to and 
write "subscribe to newsletter" in the sub- 
ject line; include your name, address and 
class year in the text of the message. 

Share your news with friends 

Get a new job or a promotion? Get mar- 
ried or have a baby? Just want to brag 
about your latest achievement? Let us 
know what's happening in your life by 
writing to or com- 
pleting the web-based update form at 

Your online gift is secure 

Gifts to the association or to the univer- 
sity program of your choice can be made 
securely on the Web. 

To find out more, log on at 

14 UNCW Magazine 

FallAVinter 2002 

UNCW growth stimulates alumni programs, too 


What an exciting time to 
be a part of UNCW! 

Alumni are watching 
with great interest as the 
university experiences 
tremendous growth - in 
the number and quahty 
of students and in the 
quaUty of academic programs. 

UNCW alumni are now over 35,000 
strong, and our membership grows sig- 
nificantly with each commencement exer- 
cise. Our alumni are represented in all 
100 counties of North Carolina and in 
each of the 50 states. They are leaving 
UNCW and going on to do great things; 
however, the farther they go and the 
longer they are gone, the greater our chal- 
lenge of maintaining contact with these 
individuals and the opportunity to keep 
them connected with UNCW. 

One of the most important and effective 
outreach efforts of the alumni association 
is the chapter program. We have almost 
doubled the number of chapters in the as- 
sociation in the last 10 years and the board 
of directors recently expanded the program 
by approving two new affiliate chapters. 

The association has chapters associated 
with geographic regions (Cape Fear, Tri- 
angle, Triad, Charlotte, Richmond, Wash- 
ington, D.C., Charleston, Atlanta and 
New York/New Jersey); chapters associ- 
ated with academic programs (Cameron 
School of Business, Watson School of 
Education, School of Nursing, Communi- 
cation Studies and Master of Arts in Lib- 
eral Studies); and chapters associated with 
general interest groups (African American 
Graduates Association, Wilmington Col- 
lege and Crew Team). 

For most alumni, these chapters are their 
connection to the university and the 
association "s avenue for communication 
and contact with alumni. 

A recent brainstorming session of the 
board revealed there is no shortage of cre- 
ative and innovative ideas to engage, en- 
courage and excite alumni to stay 
connected. The Alumni Relations Office 
receives frequent calls from alumni all 
across the country expressing interest in 
creating new chapters. 

Our challenge is to foster this excitement 
and leadership potential with limited staff 
and financial resources. In addition to the 
chapter program, the association continues 
efforts in scholarship support; program- 
ming with current students; alumni, fac- 
ulty, student and community awards; and 
our many planned events and activities. 

You can make a difference. Your contin- 
ued support of the alumni association will 
help ensure the stability of our current 
chapters and programs, and will help 
grow our membership. 

I am continuall) amazed and encouraged 
by the dedication, commitment and suc- 
cess of our alumni. There arc many posi- 
tive things happening with our alumni 
and our university. 

1 challenge you to stay connected and to 
get involved. Keep the spirit and loyalty 
you have for UNCW alive. We are proud 
to be Seahawks. 

7?^ CU^ '^'-'^^^ 

55th year brings new support 
for alumni assodation efforts 

Happy Birthday UNCW! As alumni we 
grow more proud of our alma mater as the 
years go by. We are now 55 years old and 
happily commemorate the progress our 
university has made over these short years 
since the doors opened to our students. 
Yes, our diplomas have become more 
valuable as the years passed. Join me and 
your fellow alumni as we celebrate this 
special birthday with a gift of $55 or more 
to UNCW. We make a difference with our 
donations and support. 

Some of the UNCW Alumni Association's 
good news will also impact what we are 
able to do to support our growing alumni 
base and student constituency. BankOne 
has partnered with our organization to 
provide a renewed bankcard affinit)- pro- 
gram that will provide credit products and 
related services to our alumni while pro- 
viding revenue to the association for the 
next five years. We will use the revenue to 
support homecoming activities, the tele- 
vised basketball package that will touch 
over one million viewers and about half of 
our alumni base. Other beneficiaries of 
our contract revenue sharing will be the 
Seahawk Club, athletic marketing and 
promotions for efforts such as Midnight 
Madness and multiple alumni programs. 
Go to our website 
alumniandfriends for an accessible link to 
BankOne opportunities. 

Jostens continues to be a valued partner as 
we offer first class alumni rings, watches, 

pendants, diploma 
frames and other alumni 
products to show off our 
UNCW pride. Visit our 
website or call Jostens 
direct at 800.488.2173 
for assistance with your 


Our alumni license plates have soared 
past the 1,000 mark. Thank you to all 
who sport them on your cars. By doing so 
you support our student scholarship pro- 
gram which annually awards 13 scholar- 
ships to deser\'ing students. 

Wise Alumni House continues to be a 
source of pride for alumni and the com- 
munity as a whole. Plans are underway to 
replace the balustrade on the front 
porches, improve the interior and exterior 
lighting and to do a general "face lift" in 
areas needing gentle attention. Join us 
during Homecoming 2003 for our annual 
brunch at the alumni house at 10 a.m. 
Feb. 8 to see the progress that has been 
made since last years events. 

We look forward to a big crowd at Home- 
coming 2003 so mark your calendars, 
make your reser\'ations, bring your danc- 
ing shoes and alumni spirit with you Feb. 
7 and 8. It won't be the same without you. 

With alumni spirit. 

Fall/Winter 2002 

UNCW Magazine 15 

Chapter News 


The African American Graduates 
Association sponsored its first 
December Senior Sanl<ofa cer- 
emony at Wise Alumni House on 
Dec. 19 for graduating seniors. 
The ceremony signifies the rite 
of passage from student to alum- 
nus. AAGA's focus for homecom- 
ing is the reunification of 
UNCW's black organizations. On 
Feb. 8, AAGA's Board of Directors 
will meet at 9 a.m. in the 
Warwick Center, and the chapter 
will host its annual homecoming 
luncheon at noon in the Center 
Stage Cafe. Representatives from 
all black organizations in atten- 
dance at the luncheon will be 
recognized. The cost of lunch is 
$8 in advance and $10 at the 
door. The chapter is working on 
the Douglas Johnson Memorial 
Scholarship. Johnson worked in 
the UNCW Admissions Office and 
had a special relationship with 
many students. To become in- 
volved with the AAGA chapter 
contact President Wanda Corbin 
at 434.535.8507 or 

Atlanta Chapter 

Atlanta alumni invaded the Geor- 
gia Dome in December to watch 
the Falcons play the Seattle Sea- 
hawks in a Sunday NFL game. 
Around 30 people came out for a 
pregame tailgate party, and the 
chapter's name was displayed on 
the huge Jumbotron scoreboard 
during the game. For more infor- 
mation on how you can be in- 
volved with the Atlanta Chapter 
contact Todd Olesiuk '99 at 
or Laura Medlin '93 at 

Cameron School of 
Business Chapter 

The Cameron School of Business 
Alumni Chapter started the 2002- 
2003 year off with its annual 
picnic Aug. 1 at Hugh MacRae 
Park. About 140 people enjoyed 
the fun and fellowship along 
with all the great food. Cameron 
School of Business alumni will be 
recognized at the "Pasta Night" 

Cameron School of Business Chapter leaders pose 
with Dean Larry Clark (second from right) at the 
annual Picnic in the Park event in August. 

pregame social at 5 p.m. Feb. 1 
in the Hawk's Nest prior to the 
UNCW men's basketball game 
against Drexel. Cameron School 
alumni are also invited to the 
chapter's social Feb. 8 during 
halftime of the men's basketball 
Homecoming game against Dela- 
ware in Trask Coliseum, Room 
142. Chapter member Melissa 
Blackburn-Walton '87 is serving 
on the School of Business Week 
2003 planning committee. The 
chapter will sponsor student 
breakfasts March 26-27 and pro- 
vide two panel sessions featuring 
CSB alumni. Cameron graduates 
interested in participating in the 
chapter can contact President 
Anne Johnson at 910.252.9492 

Cape Fear Chapter 

Cape Fear Alumni were recog- 
nized Jan. 4 at the first pregame 
social of the 2002-2003 men's 
basketball season. Local alumni 
enjoyed the "Wing Fling" and 
other festivities before the 
Seahawk's game against Hofstra. 
The 10th annual Cape Fear 
Alumni Golf Classic is scheduled 

Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock '00 and 
Ben Whitlock '00 joined other Cape 
Fear Alumni for an after work social 

at Buffalo Wild Wings. 

for April 26 at Echo 
Farms Country 
Club. Anyone inter- 
ested in playing or 
sponsoring a hole 
for this major 
chapter fund-raiser 
should contact the 
alumni association 
office at 962.2682. 
The chapter is also 
making plans for 
its annual spring 
event, the Grand 
Slam Jam, scheduled for the 
April 9 UNCW baseball game 
against the UNC. For more infor- 
mation on upcoming events, 
contact chapter President Jodi 
Chilcote at 

Charleston Chapter 

South Carolina alumni are invited 
to stay connected to the univer- 
sity through the Charleston 
Alumni Chapter. The chapter sup- 
ported the men's basketball team 
Dec. 23 when the Seahawks vis- 
ited the College of Charleston. 
We hope our South Carolina 
alumni will support the chapter 
and create opportunities to net- 
work and stay informed about 
the university. For more informa- 
tion on the Charleston Chapter, 
contact President Wayne Tharp 
at 843.885.7321 or 

Charlotte Chapter 

One of the busiest chapters so 
far this year is in Charlotte. 
Members sponsored an ice 
cream social for incoming 
freshmen from the Charlotte 
area. They have held numer- 
ous "Alumni after Hours" so- 
cial events and they were ac- 
tive in the community 
providing alumni manpower to 
answer the telephones at 
Charlotte Public radio station 
WFAE's fund-raising campaign. 
The chapter also hosted 
alumni from the Triangle area 
Oct. 27 at the tailgate pari:y 
before the Carolina Panthers 
and Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
game; more than 100 people 
attended. Chapter President 

Sandy Saburn '89 and Rich 
Harron '86 did a tremendous job 
with the party and continue to 
make a difference for UNCW 
alumni in Charlotte. To become 
more involved with this growing 
chapter, contact Sandy Saburn at 
704.643.0616 or 

Communication Studies 

The Communication Studies 
Alumni Chapter has made a com- 
mitment to support the 
department's student organiza- 
tion - Communication Studies 
Society. Alumni participated in 
the student's public relations 
conference Sept. 20-21, and the 
chapter made a financial contri- 
bution to support their efforts. 
Communication studies alumni 
will be recognized at the "Pasta 
Night" pregame social at 5 p.m. 
Feb. 1 in the Hawk's Nest prior 
to the UNCW men's basketball 
game. The chapter is also plan- 
ning its second annual Communi- 
cation Studies Day in the spring. 
It will include alumni speaking 
to students in the classroom, a 
panel discussion on job opportu- 
nities at lunch, an alumni social 
and alumni supporting the com- 
munication studies senior ban- 
quet. If you are interested in 
participating in this year's Com- 
munication Studies Day or 
would like to be active in the 
chapter contact Aaron Oliver, 
chapter president, at 

The Charlotte Chapter flipped 
burgers on the grill for the tailgate 
party which was part of the NFL 
Adventure in October. 

16 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2002 

Crew Club 

The Crew Club alumni chapter 
will hold its third annual reunion 
for all former UNCW Crew Club 
members during the 2003 Azalea 
Festival weekend April 4-6. The 
reunion will include rowing with 
current Crew Club members, a 
cookout and an alumni recep- 
tion. For more information on 
the reunion plans, contact Bill 
McLean '92 at or 

MALS Chapter 

The UNCW Alumni Association 
Board of Directors in November 
approved the establishment of 
the Masters of Arts in Liberal 
Studies Alumni Chapter. It will 
be lead by Joanie D. Martin '91. 
Joanie said it's the desire of 
graduates of the program to sup- 
port; the university and continue 
connections with graduating 
MALS students. To become in- 
volved with the chapter e-mail 
Joanie at 

New York/New Jersey 

The alumni board of directors 
voted to create an affiliate chap- 
ter for alumni living in the New 
York/New Jersey area. Joan 
Clifford '86 of Upper Saddle 
River, N.J., has agreed to lead 
the chapter and expects activi- 
ties to get started in early 2003. 
For more information on chapter 
events contact Joan at 
201.825.3802 or 

Richmond Chapter 

The Colonial Athletic Associa- 
tion men's basketball tourna- 
ment is returning to the Rich- 
mond Coliseum again this year, 
and that means the Richmond 
alumni chapter will be inviting 
Virginia alumni to a reception 
in March. This year's men's bas- 
ketball tournament is scheduled 
for March 7-10. If you are in- 
terested in assisting the Rich- 
mond chapter with this event, 
please contact Sam Mintz '02, 
chapter president, at 

Megan Parpait shared UNCW alumni 
information with her fellow nurses 
during the Lunch and Learn at NHRMC. 

School of Nursing 

The School of Nursing Alumni 
Chapter held its first Lunch and 
Learn Experience Sept. 18 in the 
AHEC Auditorium at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center, with 45 
people turning out to hear Dean 
Virginia Adams present "Century 
21 Nursing Education Practice." 
Chapter President Megan Parpart 
'98 participated in a Nursing Ca- 
reer Fair on campus Nov. 18 in 
the Warwick Center Ballroom. 
Megan spoke to nursing students 
about how they can be involved 
with the chapter after they 
graduate. School of Nursing 
alumni will be recognized at the 
"Pasta Night" pregame social at 
5 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Hawk's Nest. 
The chapter will also have a 
presence at Nursing Research Day 
April 4, Nurse's Week May 5-9, 
and the nursing graduation cel- 
ebration May 16. If you would 
like to be involved with out 
Nursing Alumni Chapter contact 
Megan at 

Triad Chapter 

The Triad Alumni chapter has a 
new leader! Aaron Wescott '76 
moved back to Wilmington so he 
has passed the torch of chapter 
president to Jason Coley '00. 

Jeff Mann '92 coordinated the 
transportation for the NFL 

Thanks Aaron for your efforts in 
the Triad. Jason hopes to have 
things rolling in the Triad Chapter 
in early 2003 and invites all area 
alumni to give him input on what 
kinds of activities they would like 
to see the chapter offer. If you 
are a UNCW alumnus living in the 
Triad area and want to help de- 
velop this chapter contact Jason 
at 336.454.1204 or 

Triangle Chapter 

The Triangle Alumni Chapter 
sponsored the Oct. 27 NFL Ad- 
venture to Charlotte to see the 
Carolina Panthers play the Tampa 
Bay Buccaneers. The event was a 
sellout with 60 people boarding 
the train Sunday morning for the 
trip to the Queen City, where the 
Charlotte Chapter hosted a tail- 
gate party. Triangle alumnus Jeff 
Mann '92 made arrangements 
with Amtrak for the chapter to 
have its own train car for the 
trip. Jeff also coordinated 
shuttle service to and from the 
game. The chapter's 2003 Tri- 
angle Alumni Durham Bulls event 
will be at 5 p.m. May 4 when the 
Bulls take on the Syracuse 
Skychiefs. For more information 
on the chapter contact President 
Bekki Bennett '91 at 
919.362.7152 or bekki@exec- 

Watson School of 
Education Chapter 

Watson School of Education stu- 
dents benefited from the 
chapter's second annual lecture 
in October, "Teaching the Diffi- 
cult Child" by former Laney High 
School principal Mary Ann 
Nunnally. The chapter held its 
fall meeting at the home of Janis 
Norris '81 and will meet again 
May 1 at Wise Alumni House. The 
chapter remains committed to 
supporting scholarships, present- 
ing a distinguished alumnus 
award and providing mentoring 
bookmarks to education interns. 
Education alumni will be recog- 
nized at the "Pasta Night" pre- 
game social at 5 p.m. Feb. 1 in 
the Hawk's Nest. For more infor- 
mation on the chapter contact 
President Ann Grose at 
910.392.4520 or 

Cheri Arnott, right, met 
with alumni association 
leadership during Vice 
President Cheney's October 
visit to Wilmington. 

Washington, D.C., 

Chapter President Cheri Arnott 
'97 provided a special opportu- 
nity for the leadership of the 
UNCW Alumni Association. Cheri 
works for Vice President Dick 
Cheney, and during a trip to 
Wilmington in October, she ex- 
tended an invitation to the asso 
elation to meet him. Executive 
Director Pat Smith '72, Assistant 
Director Tom Lamont '80, Chair- 
man Ray 
'88, '96M 
and Vice 
Ed Vosnock 
'71 heard 
speak at 
the Wilm- 
ington In- 
Airport and 
shook his 
hand after 
the event. 
The chap- 
ter is expected to gather Wash- 
ington alumni in 2003 for social 
and networking opportunities. If 
you are interested in helping 
contact Arnott at 

Wilmington College 

The Wilmington College Chapter 
continues to meet at 11:30 a.m. 
every third Wednesday of the 
month at Jackson's Big Oak Bar- 
becue. The chapter has worked 
hard on gathering endorsements 
to place a N.C. Highway Histori- 
cal Marker at the original site of 
Wilmington College, at 13th and 
Market Streets where the former 
Isaac Bear Elementary School 
building stood. In less than a 
year, the chapter has raised ap- 
proximately $15,000 toward the 
$25,000 needed to endow a 
scholarship in the name of Wilm- 
ington College. If you are inter- 
ested in being a part of the 
Wilmington College Chapter, 
please contact President Jim 
Medlin at 910.791.5259. 

For more chapter news visit 

Fall/Winter 2002 

UNCW Magazine 




Ron Staton '65 received the Katharine 
Howell Award from the Historic Wilm- 
ington Foundation for outstanding 
ser\'ice to the foundation and for his 
work in historic preservation- 

Dr, Steven H. Everhart '76 is vice 
president for academic affairs at 
Chowan College. 

The only regis- 
tered Bowtech 
practitioner in 
southern Oregon. 
Katherine Stiles 
■77 was chosen to 
tram m advanced 
techniques at the 
Bowen Therapy 
Academy in Aus- Stiles 
tralia. She holds 

state licensure as a massage therapist 
in Oregon and Hawaii and has her 
national certification for therapeutic 
massage and bod\'\vork. She is a mem- 
ber of the American Massage Therapy 
Association and the Bowen Therapy 
Academy of Australia. Katherme re- 
sides m Ashland. Ore. 

W' 'i^ 


Two prominent UNCWolumni were 
oppointed to the UNCW 
Foundation Board of Directors, 
for terms ending June 30, 2005. 
Mickey Corcoran '70 of New 
Bern is a former member and 
chair of the UNCW Board of 
Trustees. The president of 
Woodruff Distributing Company, 
Corcoran was the 1999 Alumnus 
of the Year. Jim Stasias '70 of 
Wilmington is a registered 
representative with Jefferson Pilot 
Securities Corporation. A former 
member and chair of the UNCW 
Alumni Association, he was the 
2002 Alumnus of the Year. 

Garrett Thompson "80 is president of 
BB&Ts Charlotte Metro Region. 

Anne Lewis Kegeler '83 is superMsor 

of the drug stability program with 
Cardinal Healthcare, a drug manufac- 
turing company that tests experimen- 
tal medication for cancer therapy and 
viral infections. She resides m Rio 
Rancho, N.M. 

Li. Col. Darrell L. Thacker Jr. '83 
completed a six-month deployment to 
the Mediterranean Sea and the Ara- 
bian Gulf which included two months 
of training exercises and humanitar- 
ian missions m the east African nation 
of Djibouti. He is assigned to the 22^"^ 
Marine Expeditionary- Unit, based at 
Camp Lejeune. 

Caroline Reda '85 
IS president and 

general manager 
of General Elec- 
tric Energy Rent- 
als Inc. in Atlanta 
where she leads 
GEs new power 
generation rentals 
business with a 
workforce in 43 global locations. She 
is a certified Six Sigma Black Bell. 
Ralph Reda, who was a part-time fac- 
ulty member at UNCW in the late 
1990s, is a quahty master Black Belt 
with GE Energy Services working to 
improve customer service quality. The 
couple resides in Marietta. Ga. 

Kerr)' "Allan " Daniel Sr. '89 was pro- 
mo ted to petty officer 3"* class and is an 
equipment operator for the U.S. Naval 
Reser^'e. Daniel is in the 20''' Naval 
Construction Regiment that trains to 
support Marines at Camp Lejeune. He 
also serv'es on the funeral honors de- 
tail out of the Naval Reser^'e Center m 

Scott Satterfield '89. the chief execu- 
tive officer of Wilmington Industrial 
Development, was appointed by Gov. 
Mike Easley to ser\'e on the N.C. Eco- 
nomic Development Board. 



Sterling Pendleton '92 received his 
juris doctor from Pettit College of Law 
at Ohio Northern Llniversity. 

Franz A. Gruswitz '93 was awarded a 
Master of Science degree in biophysics 
and structural biology in May. He re- 
ceived the WiUiam F. Neuman Award 
and the department's Outstanding Stu- 
dent Seminar Award. He is working on 
two research theses at the University 
of Rochester. He and his wife. Mar)', 
reside in Rochester, N.Y. 

Penny Moore Rogers '95 received the 
Teacher of the Year Award at Blount 
Elementary School in Wilmington 
where she teaches second grade. 

Vem Granger '97 received a Fulbright 
Scholarship to Germany under the 
International Educational Administra- 
tors Program to study the German 
educational system. He is the assistant 
director of undergraduate admissions 
at NC State University. 

Dr. Jennifer Dearolf '98M received 
her Ph.D. in zoology from Cornell 
University in August and is an assis- 
tant professor at Hendrix College where 
she teaches comparative vertebrate 
anatomy, senior seminar and 
organismal biology. She resides in 
Conway, Ark. 

Chase Hodges'98 was hired in July as 
the men's and women's tennis coach at 
UNCAshe\'ille. He pre\dously coached 
at Longwood College in Farm\ille. Va. , 
where he guided the women's pro- 
gram to a 16-5 overall record and run- 
ner-up finish in the Carolina- Virginia 
Athletic Conference. 

Ron A. Miller '98 earned a master's 
degree in veterinan,- medical science 
from Louisiana Stale University. He is 
currently a research fellow at the Food 
and Drug Administration Center for 
Veterinar)' Medicine. His research fo- 
cuses on developing methods of anti- 
microbial susceptibility testing of 
aquatic bacteria. 

Joel S. Smith "98 of Wilmington is the 

director of public safely communica- 
tions for New Hanover County. 

Brandia Bradshaw 

'99 of Hampstead 
was promoted in 
July to mortgage 
banker at First 
Citizens Bank in 
Wilmington. She 
IS a member ol 
the Cape Fear 
Home Builders 


Carrie E. Trull '99 won a Presidential 
Award at Duke University for merito- 
rious service. She works in the Center 
for Cognitive Neuroscience. 


Patricia E. Hogan "01 was promoted to 
ensign after completing the Basic Na- 
val Flight Officer Program at Naval 
Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air 
Station. Pensacola, Fla. She studied 
navigation, meteorolog\-. electronics, 
and flight operations and procedures. 

Karen Powell '01 is enrolled as a Ph.D. 
student at UNC Charlotte in an inler- 
disciplinar)^ program focusing on bio- 
medicine and biomedical technolog)-. 

She was awarded a Giles Fellowship. In 
spring 2003, she plans to work in the 
human reproduction lab at the Cam- 
eron Applied Research Center in con- 
junctionwithCarohnas Medical Center. 

Samuel A. Spaud "01 was commis- 
sioned as a naval officer after complet- 
ing Officer Candidate School at Naval 
Aviation Schools Command. Naval Air 
Station, Pensacola. Fla. 

Matt Weaver '01 
of Charlotte was 
promoted to fi- 
nancial services 
representative at 
First Citizens 
Bankin Cornelius. 

Jeri LjTin Coker ^^ ^lllr^^^ 
'02 in June joined ^^ ^^ ^^^ 
the Campbell Uni- Weaver 
versiiy women's 

basketball coaching staff as a graduate 
assistant coach. 

Mar) A. Jefferies '85 and David L. 
Parker on May 4, 2002. She is em- 
ployed at the Coastal Rehabilitation 
Center. The couple resides in Wilm- 

Kathr^'n L. Mahoney '88 andjames M. 
Lucas on June 23, 2002. The couple 
resides in Jacksonville. Fla. 

Joel A. Wilson '90 and EHse P. Wilkins 
on Oct. 1 2, 2002. He is a project con- 
sultant wiih R.'V. Buric Construction 
Consultants. The couple resides in 

Joanie D. Axsom '91 and Dr. George 
D. Martin on Sept. 19, 2002. Joanie, a 
member of the UNCW Alumni Asso- 
ciation Board of Directors, is part 
owner/sales director of Wilmington 
Business to Business Magazine. Inc. 

Robert B. Chappell '92 and Amanda 
G. Matt onjune 22, 2002. The couple 
lives in Raleigh. 

Amy N. Everhart "92 and Richard C. 
Speaks on Oct. 12. 2002. Amy is a 
pharmaceutical sales specialist with 
AstraZeneca. The couple resides in 


AngelaJ.Joyner '92 andjed M.Jeffrey 
on April 13. 2002. They live in Wilm- 

PatrickJ. Mulligan IV '92 and Elisabeth 
R. Bain on Nov. 16. 2002. Patrick prac- 
tices law in Wilmington, which is 
where the couple lives. 

Todd R. Barber '93 and Robbie E. 
Tilley '99 onjune 29. 2002. Todd is 
assistant vice president of investments 
with Coastal Discount Stockbrokers 
and branch manager of the Wilming- 
ton office. Robbie is the Lasik sales 

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Fall/Winter 2002 


and marketing coordinator for Caro- 
lina Eyes Associates. The couple re- 
sides in Wilmington. 

David C. Rice '93 and Yarrow E. 
Cannichael on Oct. 5, 2002. The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

Meredith A. Drummond '94 and Scott 
T. Self on July 20, 2002. The couple 
resides in Burlington. 

Diana Meyer '94 and David Griggs on 
June 23, 2001. Diana is a Web site 
developer for Bloomberg Fmancial 
Markets. The couple resides in the 
Princeton, N.j., area. 

Wendy R. Reynolds '94 and Christo- 
pher N. Royal on May 4, 2002. Wendy 
is employed by BetzDearborn in 
Trevose, Pa. The couple resides in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Charlotte E. Fort '95 and Jeffrey S. 
Fmdley on Nov. 16, 2002. The couple 
resides m Wilmington. 

Sherry D. McDonald "95 and John H. 
Waters on Oct. 5, 2002. Sherr>^ is the 
CAP-MR/DD program coordinator 
with Duplin/Sampson/Lenoir Area 
Mental Health, Developmental Dis- 
abilities and Substance Abuse Sersices. 
The couple resides in Wilmington. 

Stacy A. Wallace '95 and Kenneth L. 
Stone on June 15, 2002. Stacy is a 
special education teacher with the New 
Hanover County school system. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

Eric B. White "95 and Susan E.Jordan 

"97 on June 8, 2002. They reside in 

Mar\in K. Baker "96 and Norma J. 
Yeager on April 27, 2002. The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

Christopher A. Ives '96 and Virgmia 
R. Lewis on Sept. 21, 2002. He is 
employed by the City of Wilmington 
in the Planning Department. The 

couple resides in Wilmmgton. 

Jeffrey D. Moore "96 and Desiree 

Braganza on May 10, 2002. He works 
for the Public and Government Affairs 
Department of ChevronTexaco Corp. 
in San Ramon, Calif. The couple re- 
sides in the San Francisco Bay area. 

Melissa L. Pagani "96 and Patrick M. 
Kennedy on Oct. 6. 2001. Melissa is a 
recreation therapist at Aver)' Heights 
in Hartford, Conn., where the couple 

Dorothy A. Thomas "96 and Michael 
D. Wilson onjuly 20, 2002. The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

Todd W. Westmoreland '96 and Heidi 
L. ToUey on March 23. 2002. The 
couple resides m Savannah. Ga. 

Ke\'in L. Barber '97M and Barbi B. 
Hoff "97 on Aug. 31, 2002. Kevm is a 
certified public accountant and con- 
troller at Coastal Beverage Inc. Barbi is 
a chnical project manager for PPD 
Development. The couple resides in 

Undo Strickland Harrelson '82, a first grade teacher at Codington Elementary 
School in Wilmington was named to USA TODAY'S fifth annual All-USA Teacher 
Team. One of 18 individuab selected for the First Team, Linda received a trophy 
and $2,500 for her school. A teacher for 19 years, she was nominated for the 
honor by assistant phncipal Bonnie T. Page '66. Her innovative approach to 
education makes use of a garden to help the students learn math, science, art, 
music, social students, reading and writing. "The children just love it," she 
said, and they excel - 96 percent scored 18 to 20 out of 20 in vifriting, math 
average was 95.2 percent. Working with the Nev\/ Hanover County Arboretum, 
she is expanding the garden to include trees and a Japanese garden. Linda is 
a National Board Certified Teacher. 

Dr. Amy E. Coleman '97 and Dr. John 
P. Fernald on April 27, 2002. Amy is a 
captain in the U.S. Air Force Reser\'es 
and is an Air Force Health Professions 
Scholarship recipient. After receiving 
her medical degree from Brody School 
of Medicine at East Carolina Univer- 
sity in Vlay, she is continuing her edu- 
cation with a residency in family 
medicine at the University of Texas 
Health Science Center. She is pursumg 
a career in sports medicine. The couple 
resides in San Antonio, Texas. 

Trisha A. Dean '97 andJamesB. Murrill 
IV on October 19. 2002. The couple 
now resides in Wilmington, 

Kersten M. DeVries "97 and Andrew 

Notaro on April 20, 2002. 

Elaine Duck "97 and David Young on 
May 4, 2002. Elaine is the director of 
trade commercial services with Caro- 
linas Real Data. The couple resides in 


Susan L. Latham "97 and Thomas P, 
Coleman onjuly 13, 2002. She is an 
elementary school teacher for Anne 
Arundel County Public Schools, The 
couple resides in Odenton, Md. 

Bradley G. Merritt "97 and Valerie A. 
Cameron '02 on June 22, 2002. The 
couple lives in Carrboro. 

Matthew W. Aley '98 and Heather B, 
MotsingeronMay 11,2002. The couple 
resides in Billings, Mont. 

Kristin L. Boyce '98, '02 and Alex G 
.Alexander Jr. on Nov. 16. 2002. 

Janet A. Brogdon "98 and Richard M. 
Gaetanoonjune 22, 2002. They reside 
in Durham. 

Jamie L. Brown "98 and Da\id T. Borum 

onjuly 27, 2002. She is employed by 
Central Carolina Bank in Wilmington, 
where the couple resides. 

Wendy R. Clemmons "98 and Robert 

S. McNeil onjune 29. 2002. The couple 
resides in Wilmington, 

Wendy R. Kulp "98, '02M andjason L. 
Gilbert "02 onjune 8, 2002. Wendy is 
the quality assurance manager at 
Visionair in Castle Ha)'ne. Jason teaches 
at Carolina Gymnastics Academy. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

Rosalyn D. Murphy "98 and Kimberly 

L.Johnson on May 19. 2001. 

EricE. Pridgen"98and Amber M.Cook 
on May 14, 2002. He isstud)inglawat 
North Carolina Central Universit)*. 

Lora Ridge "98 and Scott W, Dunbar 
onjune 1, 2002. She is an accountant 

for Myers & Associates, CPA's. The 
couple resides in High Point, 

Amy A. Simpson '98 and Joe Steelman 
on April 22. 2002, 

Molly M. Ward '98 and Neil M, 
Chamblee on Nov. 16, 2002. Molly is 
a manager with Cisco Systems in Re- 
search Triangle Park. They reside in 

April S. Barefoot '99 and Christopher 
A. Tisher on Sept. 14, 2002. She is a 
clinical site monitor with PPD. The 
couple resides in Gainesville. Fla, 

Melissa D. Bridgers '99 and Stuart A. 
Jackson '01 onjune 1, 2002, The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

Alison N. Cause '99 and James F. 
Nance IV '00 onjune 1, 2002. She 
manages her family's business. Temp- 
tations Gourmet Foods & Cafe. He is 
a computer programmer. The couple 
resides in Leland. 

Heather T. Dawson "99 and Wesley B. 
Padgett on June 8. 2002. Heather is 
employed by the Pender County 
Schools, A student at UNCW, Wesley 
is employed in the university's tele- 
communications department. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

Kathleen Y. Etheridge '99 and Brian 

D. English on June 29. 2002. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

Laura E. Gore '99 and Charles E. Gore 
111 on May 4. 2002. She is an area sales 

manageratBelks in Wilmington, where 
the couple resides. 

Melissa A. Hollingsworth '99 and 
Terr>' D. Wright II on May 4, 2002. 
They reside in Wilmington. 

Kristy D. Morgan '99, "02M and Steven 

K.CarteronSept. 28, 2002. The couple 
resides in Wilmington, 

Sandra J. Rivenbark '99 and Leslie H. 

Turner onjune 8, 2002. 

Parker Stevens "99 and Susanna Rabon 
'01 on Sept. 13, 2002. Susanna is an 
accountant for Accounting Services 
Inc., and Parker is a senior insurance 
examiner for the Delaware Department 
of Insurance. The couple resides in 
Frederick, Md. 

Jessica C. Taylor"99 and Jason Walter 
on May 25, 2002. The couple resides 
in Wilmington. 

Christine E. Wall '99 and Matthew S. 

Hall on May 4, 2002. The couple re- 
sides m Durham. 

James B. Wilson '99 and Pamela L. 
Sutton onjune 29, 2002. The couple 
resides in Whitevllle. 

Amy M. Campbell '00 and Bradley N. 
Whitford "02 on June 8, 2002. The 
couple resides in Carolina Beach while 
Bradley pursues a masters degree in 

psychology at UNCW, 

Kelly J. Complon '00 and Allen R, 
Burton on Feb. 13, 2002. 

Carol A. Finucan '00 and Br}'ant P. 
Spencer on April 6, 2002. Carol is a 
residential banking officer with the 

Coastal Federal Bank in Southport, 
where the couple resides, 

Meg Gemmell VO and Jay Sperry on 
June 22. 2002. The couple resides in 
Costa Rica. 

Maryanna Gross '00 and William M. 
Bostwick onjune 29, 2002. She is a 

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UNCW Magazine 19 


fifth grade teacher at New'port Elemen- 
tary School. The couple lives in 
Morehead City. 

Timothy D. Lipp "00 and Elizabeth A. 
White '02 on June 8, 2002. Timothy is 
an associate mmister to youth and 
children at the First Baptist Church of 
Fayetteville and is pursuing a master 
of divinity degree in Christian educa- 
tion at the Campbell School of Di\'in- 
ity. Elizabeth teaches fourth grade at 
Gray's Creek Elementar\' School in 
Cumberland County, They reside in 
Hope Mills 

Stephanie E. Lucas "00 and Wesley S. 
Martin '00 on June 29. 2002. She 
teaches at North Topsail Elementar}' 
School. He is a manager with Lowes 
Home Improvement. The couple lives 
in Wilmington. 

Benjamin F. Mitchell '00 and LoriJ. 

HolleronMay 18, 2002. 

Heather D. Pigford '00 and Carl J. 
Bridgers on Sept. 2 1 , 2002. The couple 

resides m Wilmington. 

Lauren M. Webster 00 and Craig D. 
Cohen '00 on June 22, 2002. Craig is 
employed by A Cleaner 
World Corporation of 
High Point and Lauren re- 
cently graduated from 
Wake Forest Universit}'. 
The couple resides in Win- 

April J. Boehm 01 and 
Buckley H. Hubbard on 
Sept. 7, 2002. The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

Misty J. Cook -01 and ^n/ce Bordeaux 
Adam J. Spekc2)'nski on 
April 20, 2002. She is employed by 
Talis Management Group. The couple 
resides in Raleigh. 

Steven C. Davis '01 and Sarah L. Green 
on Aug. 24, 2002. 

Meredith Dewey '01 and loseph 
Polmski onjune 23, 2002. The couple 
resides m Delco, N.C. 

Kristina L. Harmer'Ol and Edward V 
Hubbardjr. onjune 29, 2002. She is a 
buyer with InterroU Corporation in 
Wilmington. The couple resides in 

Deidre E. Suggs '01 and Dennis N. 
Wood on July 13, 2002. She is a teacher 
for New Hanover County Schools. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

Kimberly S. Warlick '01 and William 
A. Corbett on Oct. 26, 2002. The couple 

lives in Wilmington. 

Jennifer A. Denny '02 and Christo- 
pher Stanmire onjune 1, 2002. 

Jamison M. Fair '02 and Br)Tia L. 
Burda on June 29, 2002. The couple 
resides in Topsail Island. 

Christine M. Marlowe '02M and Wil- 
liam N. Wesner 111 onjune 15, 2002. 
The couple resides in Wilmington. 

Kelly N. White '02 and Samuel D. 
Prestipino '02 onjune 1, 2002. The 
couple resides in Durham. 

Crystal M. Sholar '02 and Wilham E. 
Powell onjune 1, 2002. The couple 
resides in Whiteville. 

To Charles Maddox "81 and his wife 
Tracey, a son, Zachary, on July 24. 
2001. The Maddox family resides in 
Rome, Ga. 

To Thomas Atkins '88 and his wife 
Katherine, a son, Luke Thomas, on 
Feb. 6, 2002. 

To Pam Long .Anderson "91 and her 
husband Brian, a daughter, Lainey, on 
July 2, 2001. Pam is a system support 
engineerforBritish Telecom The fam- 
ily resides in Knightdale. 

To Laura Sue Hudson LeMay '91 and 

her husband Curtis, a daughter, 
Adyson, on March 5, 2002. 

To Shanda Will- 
iams Bordeau.x 

'92 and her hus- 
band Rusty, a son, 
Robert "Bryce." 
on March 20, 
2002. Shanda is a 
UNCW Alumni 

To Gina Cuneo 
Hawkins '92 and 

her husband 
Scott, a daughter. Jessica Maria, on 
March 13.2002. 

To Dr, Thomas F. '92 and Anna 
Marshbum Oppelt "96. a son. Mason 

Thomas, on April 18.2002. Thefamih' 
resides in Columbia, S,C, 

To Sheila Fowler Smith "92 and her 
husband Todd, a daughter. Sydney 
Alyssa. on Sept. 12, 2001. 

Tojulie Shouse Riggins '92, "94M and 

her husband Marshall, a son, Caleb, on 
June 14.2002. She teaches high school 
in Kerners\alle and received her Na- 
tional Board of Teaching Certification 
in 2001. 

To Amanda Hartman Womack '92 

and her husband Richard, twin sons, 
Bradcn and Michael . on April 27 , 200 1 . 
Amanda is a teacher for the Columbia 
County Board of Education. The fam- 
ily lives in Martinez, Ga, 

To Eddy '93 and Sandra Humphries 
Roberts '97, 'OlM, a son. Luke 
Marsden.onDec. 10, 2001. Sandra isa 
fifth grade teacher at Belville Elemen- 
tar)' School in Leland. 

To Jason D. Rochelle '93 and his wife 
Michele, a son, Elijah Mason, on Aug. 
7, 2001, 

To Meghan McHugh Sauer '94 and 
her husband Mark, a son, Joseph John 
Howard, on March 12, 2001. Meghan 
is the state coordinator for the Wyo- 
ming Project Learning Tree. They re- 
side in Laramie, Wyo. 

To Ruby Brown-Herring "95 and her 
husband Tyrone, twin daughters, 
Taleah Nicole and Tamr}!! Alexis on 

Nov. 9,2002. Ruby is director of career 
services at Converse College in 
Spartanburg, SC. 

To Vickie Wilkinson Barnes '95 and 
her husband John, a son, Austin, on 
Aug. 31, 2001. Vickie is a third grade 
teacher for the Vance County Schools. 
The family resides in Henderson. 

To Amy Gulp Stuart "95 and her hus- 
band Eddie, a son, James Marshall, on 
July 17,2002, 

To David '96 and Christina Williams 
Hughes "98, a son, Joshua William, on 
March 22, 2002. 

To William '96 and Tamara Pope Po- 
land '97, a daughter, McKenzie Faith, on 
Apni 18, 2002. They reside in Cla)lon. 

To Channing '97 and Melissa Hogan 
Hill '98. a daughter, Mackenzie Ashl\-n. 
on April 9, 2002. Melissa is a special 
education teacher in Garner. Channing 
is an enterprise management systems 
analyst II with BB&T in Wilson. 

To Kelly Allen Young '99 and her 
husband Brit, a son, Britton Allen, on 
June 5, 2002. The couple resides in 



Elmer B. Murray Jr. '51 of Wilming- 
ton, on Oct. 6, 2002, 

James 'King" R. Austin '57 on juK- 31 . 

Sybil McGinnis Brookshire '59 of 
Wilmington onjune 19, 2002. 

William R. Collins '65 of Wilinington 
on Aug, 22, 2002, 

James W, Bowen '77 on July 3 1 , 2002. 

Tommie E, Crenshaw '77 on Jan, 8, 


John T. Knowlton '82 of Chapel Hill 
on Aug. 1, 2002. 

Jeffrey D. Carlylc '85 on March 19, 

Brenda M. Thomasson '85 of Leland 
on Aug. 31. 2002. 

Vance W. Dair95 olPtkevtUeon.Aug. 
2, 2002. 

Anthony D. Collins '99 on July 11, 

Heather N, Bell "00 of Wilmington on 
Sept, 29, 2002, 

Jeremy M, Gillikin '02 of Morehead 
CitvonOct, 12,2002, 


Dorothy Grey Dobo of Wilmington 
on Sept, 12, 2002, She is sur\'ived by 
her husband, Robert Dobo '50, 

Owen G, Kenan, 58, business leader, 
philanthropist and UNCW trustee, on 
Sept, 2, 2002, A graduate of UNC 
Chapel Hill, Kenan was president of 
the Chapel HiU-based Kenan Enter- 
prises and \ice chair of the board of 
directors of Flagler Systems Inc. a 
family-owned business that operates 
real estate properties in Palm Beach, 
Fla, He also attended UNCW in 1967, 

Wise Alumni House benefactor Janet 
Patton Lewis, 82, on Aug. 29, 2002, in 
Richmond, Va, She and her late hus- 
band, Lawrence, grandson of Jessie 
Hargrave Kenan Wise, and his sister. 
Mar)- Lily Flagler Lewis Wiley deeded 
Wise House to UNCW in 1968 to 
further the university's charitable and 
educational programs, 

Da\'id J, Sieren ol Wilmington, on 
Nov, 1 1 , 2002, He was retired from the 
UNCW Biological Sciences Depart- 
ment here he taught for 33 years. Dur- 
ing histenure he was department chair 
and director of the herbarium. Herbert 
Bluethenlhal Wildflower Preser^'e and 
Ev-Henwood Nature Preser\'e, 

Brad Land's memoir 
on sibling rivalry, 
fraternities and 
violence began as a 
requirement for his 
graduate degree from UNCW. It could 
become a best seller. Land, who 
received his Master of Fine Arts in 
Creative Writing in May, sold his 
thesis Goat to Random House. The 
work is scheduled for publication in 
spring 2004. Land is pursuing a 
doctorate in English at Western 
Michigan University. He is focusing 
on creative nonfiction. In addition 
to working on a collection of essays 
and a novel. Land is nonfiction 
editor of Western Michigan's literary 
magazine Third Coast. 

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On the cover: 

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pictured in front of Hoggard Hall, one of the 
university's three original buildings in this photo by 
Greg Wolf - used with permission Wilmington Star-News. 

Printing by The Brown Printing Company 

Spring/Summer 2003 

UNCW Magazine 

New documentary focuses 
on water scarcity dilemma 

In its continuing effort to raise 
awareness about environmental 
and social issues, UNCW is tack- 
ling water scarcity in its fifth 

Currently in production, the 
one-hour documentary is de- 
signed to maximize a message of 
importance: that we as world, 
nation and state, are experienc- 
ing a water scarcity dilemma. 

The program will examine the 
importance of water in human 
histor)', causes and effects of 
water scarcity, struggles over 
water ownership, and most im- 
portantly what people can do 
individually and collectively to- 
ward conservation and solu- 
tions. Issues and solutions will 
be explored from global, national 
and statewide perspectives. 

"Everyone must realize the 
supply of water in the world and 

North Carolina is not inexhaust- 
ible," said retiring Chancellor 
James R. Leutze who narrates 
the documentary. "In the fu- 
ture, we'll have to make greater 
conservation efforts and prob- 
ably pay more for water." 

The documentary is written 
and directed by Lou Buttino, 
professor of communication 
studies. Elaine Penn is the ex- 
ecutive producer. Title sponsors 
are Duke Power, McKim & 
Creed Engineers, Weyerhaeuser 
Company Foundation and Hoi i- 
day Inn SunSpree Resort at 
Wrightsville Beach. 

The documentar)', which will 
air this fall on PBS, will be 
complemented by public fo- 
rums, panel discussions and a 
Web site containing curriculum 
and activities for high school 
students and educators. 

Legislators get a taste 
of UNCW's programs 

Dining on summer flounder 
spawned and raised at UNCWs 
mariculture facility, more than 
200 guests, including 69 state 
representatives and 30 state sena- 
tors learned Feb. 18 how the 
university is benefiting the state 
as it educates 10,700 students. 

Chancellor James R. Leutze 
and the Board of Visitors hosted 
the reception at the N.C. Mu- 
seum of Natural Sciences. 
Jeanette Hyde, former ambassa- 
dor to Barbados and a Board of 
Visitors member, emceed the 
event which was funded by non- 
state resources. 

Among the topics discussed 
was how UNCW is addressing 
the state's teacher and nurse 
shortages, delivering health care 
to the underserved rural areas, 
assisting regional economic de- 

Sen. Jerry Tillman and Rep. Edd Nye 
were among the 100 legislators who 
dined on UNCW summer flounder 
and learned about UNCW programs. 

velopment efforts, helping the 
pharmaceutical industry in 
Wilmington, working to pro- 
tect the health of North 
Carolina's waters and establish- 
ingbiotechnolog)' public/private 

Chancellor James Leutze traveled to Amhurst, Mass., to interview Sandra 
Postel, a leading authority on water. 

Harris Teeter one of seven 
given Razor Walker Award 

Harris Teeter and six indi- 
viduals who have made a sig- 
nificant impact on the lives of 
children in North Carolina re- 
ceived 2003 Razor Walker 

Through its "Together In Edu- 
cation" program which began m 
1998. Harris Teeter has contrib- 
uted more than $3.4 million to 
public schools in seven south- 
eastern states and the District of 
Columbia to assist with the pur- 
chase of needed supplies. Last 
year, the program was expanded 
to include UNCW to enhance 
student projects. In addition, 
Harris Teeter is matching all 
funds raised in the program to 
benefit the North Carolina 
Teachers Legacy Hall at UNCW. 

Individual recipients were: 
District .Attorney John E. 
Carriker; U.S. Sen. John 
Edwards; Nathaniel Irvin II, 
founder of Future Focus 2020 
and assistant dean for MBA stu- 
dent development at Wake For- 
est University; Tannis Nelson, 
president of North Carolina 
Congress of Parents and Teach- 
ers; Constance Parker, founder 
and executive director of Wilm- 
ington Health Access for Teens; 
and Dan Strickland, associate 
superintendent of Columbus 

County Schools. 

The Razor Walker Award, 
established in 1993 by the 
UNCW Watson School of Edu- 
cation, is recognized as one of 
the state's most prestigious and 
unique service awards. 

Community Link 
welcomes input 

UNCW Communitx Link is a 
newinteractive, public affairs tele- 
vision show, produced by UN CW- 
TV, which gives citizens a chance 
to sound off on issues facing 
Southeastern North Carolina. 

Hosts Betty Ann Sanders and 
H. E. "Hunter" Thompson, Jr. 
engage and challenge the 
region's newsmakers and opin- 
ion-shapers and then ask view- 
ers to voice their opinions. 
Through collaboration with the 
Southeast Public Interest Net- 
work of North Carolina 
(, viewers 
participate in opinion polls, dis- 
cussion forums, e-mail and real- 
time chat. 

The show airs on The Learn- 
ing Network, the Pender County 
Government Channel, and 
Channel 10 in Jacksonville and 
Carteret Counlv. 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2003 


Universit/s federal funding tops $2.4 million 

UNCW will receive more tlian 
$2.4 million in federal funding to 
benefit coastal ocean and maricul- 
ture research , to pro\ide healthcare 
to underser\'ed rural areas and to 
launch a pilot program on natural 
disaster mitigation. 

These appropriations, sup- 
ported by Rep. Mike Mclntyre 
and Sen. John Edwards, are part 
of the 2003 budget bill. Last 
year, UNCW received $1.6 mil- 
lion in federal funding for these 

UNCWs Coastal Ocean Re- 
search and Monitoring Program, 
which began in 1999, will re- 
ceive $1.2 million from the Na- 
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration. The program is 
responsible for the measurement 
and study of the physical, bio- 

logical, chemical, geological and 
meteorological properties of the 
North and South Carolina coasts. 

UNCWs mariculture pro- 
gram, now in its fifth year, will 
receive $360,000 from the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture. The 
program researches the growth 
rate and sur\'ivability of marine 
species such as summer and 
Southern flounder and black 

A $400,000 appropriation 
from the Department of Health 
and Human Services will enable 
the School of Nursing to partner 
with the town of Bolton to oper- 
ate a health and wellness clinic. 
The facility will provide priman,' 
health care to individuals and 

UNCW is one of si.x institu- 

tions to receive $500,000 from 
the Federal Emergency Manage- 
ment Agency to participate in 
the Disaster Resistant Univer- 
sity Program. This pilot project 

will help universities protect stu- 
dents, infrastructure and re- 
search facilities from natural 
disasters such as flooding, hur- 
ricanes and earthquakes. 

Paving the way for new buildings and 
infrastructure improvements at UNCW 
means finding ways to preserve some of 
the university's longleaf pines and oaks. 
A total of 137 trees were relocated from 
building sites to areas not affected by 
construction. The cost of the project was 
approximately $13,000. The majority of 
the trees moved had a trunk span of two 
to 12 inches. For trees exceeding that 
size, the university has pledged to replace 
them with a like number of trees in other 
areas on campus. 

Merit scholarship fund established to honor Leutze 

To thank retiring Chancellor 
James R. Leutze for his 13 years 
of service to UNCW, the 
university's foundation has es- 
tablished the James R. Leutze 
Merit Scholarship Fund. 

"This merit scholarship pro- 

Photos by Erin Wall 

Mary Gornto, vice chancellor for 
university advancement, presents 
Chancellor Leutze with a book of 
tributes written by people whose 
lives he has touched over the 
years. Bertha Todd, left, was 
among those offering toasts to 
Dr. Leutze at the tribute dinner. 

gram complements Chancellor 
Leutze's emphasis on achieving 
higher academic excellence for 
UNCW, so the foundation felt 
this was the best tribute we could 
offer to honor his legacy," said 
Paul Davis Boney, the 
foundation's imme- 
diate past chair. 

A festive evening 
with friends, col- 
leagues and sup- 
porters toasting 
Leutze's achieve- 
ments was held in 
January to kickoff 
the campaign. At 
that time it was an- 
nounced more than 
$435,000 had been 
raised toward the $ 1 
million goal. 

As part of the fes- 
ti\ities, the audience 
saw an 11-minute 
video prepared by 
UNCW-TV that 
captured some of 
the highlights of 
Chancellor Leutze's 
tenure. Following 
that, toasts were pre- 
sented by individu- 

als representing various seg- 
ments of the community touched 
by the university. 

Toasters were Estell Lee, 
Wilmington College class of 
1955 and twice Alumna of the 
Year; Frank Block, chair of the 
UNCW Board of Trustees; Bob 
Warwick, representing the UNC 
Board of Governors; Dr. 
Gretchen BataiUe, senior vice 
president for academic affairs of 
the University of North Caro- 
lina system, representing the 
Office of the President; Rep. 
Danny McComas, representing 
the General Assembly; Bertha 
Todd, representing the commu- 
nity at large; Dr. Scott Colley, 
former provost at Hampden 
Sydney College and now presi- 
dent of Berry College, represent- 
ing higher education; and Steve 
Diab, vice chair of the UNCW 

Vice Chancellor fox Univer- 
sity Advancement Mary Gornto 
presented Chancellor Leutze 
with a scrapbook of tributes. 
Writers commented on how 
knowing him had enhanced their 
lives, saluted his vision, valued 
his being a "passionate spokes- 

man for marine science and the 
environment," recalled how he 
made history "come alive" in 
the classroom, and noted that 
"Jim opened up UNCW to the 
citizens of Wilmington and wed- 
ded Town and Gown together." 
When fully funded, the 
Leutze Merit Scholarship Fund 
is expected to provide five schol- 
arships at $9,000 per person per 
year. Four scholarships will go 
to undergraduates and one to a 
graduate student. 

Leutze recognized 
for achievements 

chancellor James R. Leutze 
joined Dan and Bruce Cam- 
eron as the inaugural winners 
of the Star-News Lifetime 
Achievement Award. The 
award honors outstanding in- 
dividuals who have given sub- 
stantially of themselves for the 
improvement of the communi- 
ties of Wilmington and South- 
eastern North Carolina, 
particularly in the areas of eco- 
nomic development, education, 
charity, health, preservation, 
arts and the environment. 

Spring/Summer 2003 

UNCW Magazine 

Campus Digest 

Basketball teams get NCAA and CAA honors 


The UNCW mens basketball 
team achieved recognition in six 
categories, and Brett Bhzzard fin- 
ished among the nation's 
individual leaders in four 
rankings, according to 
2002-03 NCAA statistics 
lor all 327 Division I 

The Seahawks, who fin- 
ished 24-7 overall and ad- 
vanced to the NC,A.'\ tournament 
for the second consecutive year, 
ranked sixth in fewest 
turnovers per game, 12th 
in scoring defense and 
scoring margin, 23rd in 
field goal percentage de- 
fense, 28th in steals per 
game and 23rd in winning 

Blizzard ranked 27th in 
scoring, 29th in steals, 10th in 
three-point field goal percent- 
age and ninth in three-point held 
goals made per game. 

Freshman John Goldsberr)' 
also made the chart in the single 
game category, finishing first in 
three-point field goal percent- 
age. He made all eight of his trey 
attempts in L'NCW"s first-round 

The women's golf team earned the 
Big South Conference's automatic 
bid to the NCAA Regionals for the 
second straight year with a 33- 
strol<e victory at the P.U.P.S Big 
South Championships at the Sea 
Trail Golf and Conference Center. 
For the first time in the history of 
the program, the men's golf team 
was selected to compete in the 
NCAA championships. The Seahawks 
earned one of six at-large bids. 

game of the NCAA tournament 
vs. Maryland March 2 1 in Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

Blizzard was named to the 
U.S. Basketball Writers All-Dis- 
trict III team. He led the CAA in 
scoring with a 21.3 average and 
is the only player in CAA history 
to earn First Team AU-CAA hon- 
ors four straight seasons. He also 
set conference records collect- 
ing three CAA Tournament MVP 
honors and four All-CAA Tour- 
nament awards. Blizzard holds 
16 school records and shares 
five others, including UNCWs 
career scoring and steal marks. 
He scored 2,129 points in 124 
appearances and connected on 
367 treys, ranking him seventh 
on the NCAA's all-time list. Bliz- 
zard was selected with the 23rd 
pick overall by the Oklahoma 
Storm, the defending USBL 
champions, in the United States 
Basketball League draft. 

First-year coach Brad 
Brownell was named CAA Coach 
of the Year after directing the 
Seahawks to a school regular 
season record 21 victories. 

Third-year women's basket- 
ball coach Ann Hancock gar- 
nered CAA Coach of the Year 
honors and four Seahawks 
picked up conference accolades. 

Rachael Friesen-Norwood 
was named CAA Co-Defensive 
Player of the Year. Cherie Lea 
was named First-Team All-CAA, 
while Shameka Montgomery 
was selected Second-Team All- 
CAA. Tracy Morgan joined 
Friesen-Norwood on the CAA 
All-Defensive Team. 

Hancock guided the Seahawks 
to a school-record number of 
wins, finishing the regular sea- 
son with a 22-5 mark. UNCW 
posted a 14-4 conference record 
and nailed down the No. 3 seed 
for the CAA Tournament. 

Friesen-Norwood was named 
NSCA AU-American Strength 
and Conditioning Athlete of the 
Year by the National Strength 

and Conditioning Association. 
Cherie Lea was named to the 
inaugural 1-AAA Athletic 
Director's Association Scholar- 
Athlete Team. 

Scalf to coach 
national team 

Mark Scalf, 
baseball head 
coach, was 
named one of 
three assistant 
coaches by 
USA Baseball 
for the national 
team that will represent the 
United States at the 2003 Pan 
Am Games in Santo Domingo, 
Dominican Republic, in 


UNCW men won ineir second 
consecutive CAA title in the 
swimming and diving championships 
held at George Mason University. 
Coach Dave Allen shares the 
Women's Coach of the Year honor 
with Peter Ward ofGMU. The men's 
400-yard freestyle relay team, which 
won in a CAA-record 3:00.56, was 
comprised of Michael Krayer, Tiago 
Barreira, Adam Brenneman and 
David Sokolofsky. 

Eshelman's $1.75 million 
gift boosts athletics program 

The largest contribution ever 
received by UNCWs Athletics 
Department is building on the 
program's growing legacy. 

The gift by Fred Eshelman, 
founder and chief executive of- 
ficer of Pharmaceutical Product 
Development Inc., will be used 
for student-athlete scholarships 
and the renovation of the 
university's strength and condi- 
tioning complex in Hanover 
Hall. Eshelman's donation, com- 
bined with matching funds, 
brings his total contribution to 
$1.75 million. 

"We are very grateful to Dr. 
Eshelman for his generosity," said 
Peg Bradley-Doppcs, athletic di- 
rector. 'W'e are experiencing tre- 
mendous growth and success, 
and Dr. Eshelman's contribution 
will help us move closer to our 
ultimate goal of completely en- 
dowing the program." 

Eshelman made the commit- 
ment because of his fondness 


for the pro- 
gram and its 
recent suc- 

"I made 
this decision 
because UNC 
is producing 
quality student-athletes and do- 
ing it the right way," said 
Eshelman. "UNCW has its pri- 
orities in order-academics come 
first and then athletics. Hope- 
fully, this contribution will en- 
courage even better 
student-athletes to come to 
UNCW, and continue the 
school's outstanding record, both 
academically and athletically." 

Eshelman said he was more 
than pleased to support L'NCW 
because of the institution's con- 
tributions to the community. 

"UNCW has given this area 
so much and this is our way of 
giving back," he noted. 

4 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2003 

^«Tnm— ,^—WWWItltWHWM I mm> 

Howard-Vital Wright honored by queen 

'- Vital 

tapped for 
academic post 

After 12 years at UNCW, 
Michelle Howard-Vital, vice 
chancellor for public service and 
continuing studies and associ- 
ate provost, will be moving to 
the Office of the President where 
she will serve as associate vice 
president for academic affairs 
for the 16-campus University of 
North Carolina. 

She will be responsible for 
working on the development of 
academic programs and continu- 
ing UNC's emphasis on quality 
education from K-16. 

Under her leadership, 
UNCW's Division for Public 
Service and Continuing Studies 
expanded and clarified its role 
to stimulate positive social ac- 
tion in the region. Its staff nearly 
doubled, and grant revenue in- 
creased. It opened the Execu- 
tive Development Center and 
developed UNCW-TV which, 
with its partners, manages The 
Learning Network. Division- 
sponsored Leadership Wilming- 
ton and the Adult Scholars 
Leadership Program attract new- 
comers and retirees seeking to 
become engaged in the region. 

Donaldson leads 
campus police 

David M . Donaldson was pro- 
moted from community opera- 
tions commander to chief of 
university police. He replaced 
Billy Dawson who retired in De- 

"David's philosophy of polic- 
ing is based on community in- 
volvement, crime prevention 
and student development with a 
strong emphasis on proactive 
problem solving," said Sharon 
Boyd, vice chancellor, business 
and support services. "We know 
his leadership will continue to 
make our campus a safe place to 
work and study." 

Donaldson heads a team of 
more than 30 uniformed officers, 
detectives, telecommunicators 
and other support staff 

Researcher Jeffrey Wright, 
staunch defender of public 
health, was honored by the 
Queen of England. 

The Carl B. Brown distin- 
guished professor of marine sci- 
ence, Wrightreceived the Queen 
Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee 
Medal awarded to Canadians 
who made a significant contri- 
bution to the country. 


The reason for Wright's hon- 
ors goes back to 1987 when 
Canada's aquaculture industry 
faced a crisis caused by a new 
toxin found in blue mussels near 
eastern Prince Edward Island. 

Wright led a National Re- 
search Council of Canada team 
which identified the cause of 
the outbreak in 104 hours. 

"It was a truly remarkable ef- 
fort," he said. 

Since the initial outbreak, the 
toxic event has occurred annu- 
ally; however because of 
Wright's work, the Canadian 
government instituted a moni- 
toring program to protect pub- 
lic health. 

Wright continues "to look for 
new drug leads from the sea and 
investigating marine toxins." 

HubeKs dedication recognized 

Richard Huber, a professor 
of curricular studies in the 
Watson School of Education, 
was named the 2002 Carnegie 
Foundation North Carolina 
Professor of the Year. 

Presented jointly by the 
Carnegie Foundation for the Ad- 
vancement of Teaching and the 
Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education, the award 
is designed to "reward outstand- 
ing professors for their dedica- 
tion to teaching, commitment 
to students and innovative in- 
structional methods." 

An example of Huber's inno- 


vative teaching 
involves his 
work in envi- 
ronmental edu- 
cation. He 
designs Java 
applets to man- 
age and interact 
with large data sets via the Inter- 
net. This project assists science 
teachers and their students to 
collect water quality data on the 
Cape Fear River and post the 
results on the Web at so 
other classrooms across the state 
can view it. 

Roer named Grad School dean 

Robert Roer was appointed 
dean of the UNCW Graduate 
School in February by the UNC 
Board of Governors. 

In addition to increasing en- 
rollment and improving gradu- 
ate program offerings, Roer said 
he plans to explore forming ad- 
ditional partnerships with local 
businesses to offer specific de- 
grees similar to the university's 
arrangement with aaiPharma 
which gives 20 employees the 
opportunity to pursue a Master 

of Science in 

Roer, who 
joined UNCW in 
1979, achieved 
the rank of pro- 
fessor in the Bio- 
logical Sciences 
Department and served as re- 
search physiologist at the Cen- 
ter for Marine Science, assistant 
director of CMS and assistant 
chair for graduate studies. 

UNCW research scientist Wiltiam A. 
McLellan received the 2003 NCAA 
Environmentoi Hero Award. The 
award honors NOAA volunteers for 
their "tireless efforts to preserve 
and protect our nation's 
environment." McLellan was 
recognized for his outstanding 
efforts to respond to and investigate 
marine mammal strandings 
throughout the nation for more 
than 28 years. He is currently the 
large whale necropsy team leader 
for the Mid-Atlantic and the North 
Carolina state stranding 

Pilgnm receives 
teaching award 

Psychology professor Carol 
Pilgrim joined the elite among 
UNC system faculty as the re- 
cipient of the 2003 UNC Board 
of Governors Award for Excel- 
lence in Teaching. She received 
a commemorative bronze me- 
dallion and a $7,500 cash prize. 

At UNCW since 1986, Pil- 
grim is an active researcher and 
serves in a number of leader- 
ship roles in professional orga- 
nizations in her specialty, 
behavior analysis. She is fre- 
quently cited in surveys admin- 
istered to graduating seniors as 
a faculty member who has had 
a significant impact on them. 
Her achievements have been 
recognized with the Faculty 
Scholarship Award, a Distin- 
guished Teaching Professor- 
ship, the College of Arts and 
Sciences Excellence in Teach- 
ing Award and the Chancellor's 
Teaching Award. 


Spring/Summer 2003 

UNCW Magazine 

Of the 1 1 7 individuals considered 
tor the job. Dr. Rosemar\- 
DePaolo had the unanimous 
support of the search committee when it 
made its recommendations for UNC\\"s 
third chancellor to President Molly Broad. 

"You are our No. 1 choice," Sam 
Connally, UNCW director of human re- 
sources and search committee secretary, 
told DePaolo at a standing-room-only re- 
ception welcoming her to campus the day 
of her appointment. 

DePaolo comes to UNCW from Georgia 
College & State University where she has 
been president since 1997 and established 
her reputation as an outstanding academic 
leader. She is credited with leading the in- 
stitution through a period of unprec- 
edented change, including the adoption of 
a new mission that accompanied its desig- 
nation as Georgia's public liberal arts uni- 
versity. Under her leadership, the 
university began nearly SlOO million in 

construction and renovation projects and 
acquired more than S140 million through 
dex'elopment and appropriations. 

■Roseman.- DePaolo has left phenomenal 
and indelible marks of excellence on 
Georgia College & State University." said 
Thomas C. Meredith, chancellor of the 
University System of Georgia. "She has 
steered the course for this institution's rise 
in stature, student-centeredness and aca- 
demic quality throughout her administra- 
tion. While we are saddened to see her 
move on to this next important step m her 
career, we will look forward to learning of 
her continuing achievements as an out- 
standing academic leader. UNCW should 
consider itself extremely fortunate to have 
nabbed one of our true stars. " 

Injanuap.-, Gcoigid Trend listed her as one 
of the most influential and notable Geor- 
gians, and the Georgia Senate in April 
passed a resolution recognizing her 
achievements. It said in part, that DePaolo 

'will bring to UNC Wilmington a proven 
record of leadership in administration, a 
passionate commitment to excellence in 
undergraduate education and an under- 
standing of the special relationship be- 
tween I olic institutions and the regions 
they ser\'e," 

In recommending DePaolo for the job of 
UNCW chancellor, UNC President Molly 
Corbett Broad said, "While rising through 
the ranks of the faculty, she has consis- 
tently demonstrated a passionate commit- 
ment to excellence in undergraduate 
education, as well as a deep understand- 
ing of the special relationship between 
public institutions and the regions they 
were founded to ser\'e. 

"Dr. DePaolo is no stranger to the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina, having served as 
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at 
Western Carolina University just prior to 
assuming the presidency of Georgia Col- 
lege cSr State Universitv. We are delighted 

6 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2003 


to bring her back to North Carolina and 
to UNC Wilmington." 

A native of Long Island, N.Y., DePaolo, 
55, holds a bachelor's degree in English 
from Queens College of the City Univer- 
sity of New York. She attended Rutgers 
University as a Woodrow Wilson fellow, 
earning master's and doctoral degrees in 
18th-century English literature. 

After receiving her doctorate in 1979, 
DePaolo joined the faculty of Augusta 

College in Georgia as an assistant profes- 
sor of English, rising to the rank of profes- 
sor by 1989. She served as the founding 
director of the college's Center for Hu- 
manities, which worked with the region's 
public schools, as well as the medical, 
arts, and business communities. 

In 1990, DePaolo was recruited to Georgia 
Southern University where she served as 
assistant dean for curriculum and student 
services. Three years later, she became 
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at 

Western Carolina University where she 
led efforts to advance technology in teach- 
ing and learning, attract its first endowed 
professorship, and secure the initial fund- 
ing for a $28-million fine and performing 
arts center. 

DePaolo is married to Fred Wharton, a 
retired professor of English. The first 
chancellor in the UNC system to have a 
multi-year contract, DePaolo will be paid 
$205,000 a year and will receive a tenured 
faculty position. 




hose words describe UNCWs 
new chancellor who takes over 
the university's helm in July. 

"We are at the threshold of another tre- 
mendous era of expansion and growth at 
UNCW, and we wanted someone with 
the background and the experience, the 
energy and the personality to carry us 
forward, and we believe we have found 
that person," said Charles Evans, a mem- 
ber of the board of trustees and the chan- 
cellor search committee. 

Dr. Rosemary DePaolo is well aware that 
she is inheriting a "very fine institution" 
from Dr. James R. Leutze and is being en- 
trusted to take it to the next level. 

"Chancellor Leutze has clearly done a su- 
perb job transforming UNCW during his 
tenure, but undoubtedly I'll bring a dif- 
ferent perspective and a different per- 
sonal style," she said. 

"My first impression was that UNCW is a 
true jewel. Beyond realizing the beauty of 
the campus, I recognized that this is a 

place with very able people, a place that 
those people are rightly proud of, and, 
above all, a university of unbounded po- 
tential," she observed. 

'T did feel, as I met with people, that 
there was a strong rapport there, and 
that this would be a great fit. That's 
very important when you contemplate 
the commitment you're going to be 
making, the energy and time you're go- 
ing to be expending, working to ad- 
vance UNCW, " she said. "The 
challenge of helping move UNCW even 
further forward intrigued me." 

DePaolo believes UNCW is at a critical 
point in its history and development. 'As 
a university community, we need to de- 
termine where we want to be in 10 or so 
years. Really, even more fundamentally, 
we need to decide who we want to be," 
she said. "I think that some discussion 
has to ensue about the next direction, 
and I'd like that to be as inclusive a pro- 
cess as possible." 

"What I've learned is that people want 
to build on the solid foundation that 
already exists. My job will be to secure 
and allocate the resources to ensure we 
can move the university forward sig- 
nificantly," she said. 

The challenges ahead of her are no 
more daunting than what she faced at 
Georgia College & State University six 
years ago where, she said, "I was asked 
to effect an almost 180-degree transfor- 
mation. But UNCW is most certainly 
not a university that needs a major 
overhaul — thank goodness. 

"What I will bring, I hope, is a sharpen- 
ing of focus, working with people to de- 
termine exactly what we want to become 
in our next phase, and then identifying 
very specifically what it will take to 
achieve that. Overall, however, my goal is 
to work to establish UNCW as the pre- 
eminent public university in the South- 
east - and beyond." 

See New Heights, p. 12 

Spring/Summer 2003 

UNCW Magazine 

UmVersify Tackles f he (ssoe of DcVersffy 

A« afitjosphere of inclusi»ti, 
resfecf an<i cotmnonify 
permeaf es every aspec-f of 
OhiVersify life. 

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recroi-ftnen-f pracf ices, 
njore tjomen aii<l ininorif ies 
assotue facolfy an<l f op- 
level a<<ininis-frafi>/e 


A group of <Loalifie<< 
»»ii»iorifies receives college 
scholarshifs f ro»n a large 
corporation uiif h sf rong 
cotumohify f ies. 

A group of African- 
American S+U<(enf S Visif s 
an area tni<<<lle school -fo 
proinof e fhe universify's 
educaf ional opporfunif ies. 

Several cawipos an4 
cotumonify organi2afions 
coitje fogefher fo hosf an 
infemafional fesfival, 
celebrating fhe area's rich 
efhnic an<i culfural 

By Rebecca Lannmg 

This is diversify in aCf ion; f his iS f hc f Uf Ore of -j-he UniVersify of fJorfh Carolina af Wilwiingf on. 


he importance of diversity in higher 
education is difficult to dispute. 

According to the American Council on 
Education, diversity enriches the learning 
experience for all students by challenging 
existing assumptions, strengthening critical 
thinking skills and teaching students to 
communicate effectively with people from 
varied backgrounds. 

Such benefits are more vital today than ever 
before as the U.S. population grows in- 
creasingly diverse, and individuals are 
called upon to develop greater sensitivity 
and responsibility to one another. Even 
corporate America has joined the diversity 
bandwagon as it recognizes the benefit of 

worldly-wise employees who can serve as 
unifying forces in communities within the 
larger global marketplace. 

In light of such obvious benefits, how can a 
unuersity develop and support strategies 
for achieving greater diversity? 

To answer that question and help make 
UNCW a more positive, inclusive environ- 
ment, Chancellor James R. Leutze commis- 
sioned a Blue Ribbon Committee to 
investigate ethnic diversity on the UNCW 
campus. The committee was comprised of 
four former UNC chancellors - Lloyd V. 
Hackley, chancellor emeritus, FayettcNalle 
State University; E.K. Fretwell, chancellor 
emeritus, UNC Charlotte; Edward B. Eort, 

chancellor emeritus and professor, NC A&T 
State University; and Joseph Oxendine, chan- 
cellor emeritus, UNC Pembroke. 

From May to August 2002, the committee 
gathered data from campus visits and inter- 
views with students, parents, staff and fac- 
ulty, as well as citizens and leaders in the 
Wilmington area. On Oct. 28, 2002, the 
committee released its report entitled, "The 
Status of Ethnic Diversity at the University 
of North Carolina at Wilmington." 

The report cites 21 findings and 61 recom- 
mendations that have "the potential for 
profoundly and positively improving the 
educational, social and cultural climate on 
campus and in the region." 

8 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2003 


Specifically, the report stresses that "the 
chancellor's commitment to diversity has 
not permeated the entire campus" and that 
efforts to manage diversity issues on cam- 
pus are "far too disaggregated." The report 
urges the university to establish closer rela- 
tionships with minority organizations on 
campus and in the community and to de- 
velop strategies to "increase campus ethnic 
diversity to a level more representati\'e of 
the Wilmington community," including a 
minority recruitment plan for students, fac- 
ulty, staff and administrators. 

Upon release of this report, Leutze an- 
nounced the creation of the Chancellor's 
Task Force on Diversity. The task force 
was charged to address the Blue Ribbon 
Committee's recommendations, continue 
the diversity dialogue on campus and m 
the community and identify specific strat- 
egies for improving overall campus diver- 
sity. Leutze appointed Dr. Melton 
McLaurin, associate vice chancellor for 
academic affairs, and Dr. Michelle 
Howard-'Vital, vice chancellor for public 
service and continuing studies, as co- 
chairs of the 24-member task force. 

The task force set to work immediately, 
undertaking a variety of measures to an- 
swer their charge. Some of these measures 
included the formation of four subcom- 
mittees and the creation of a comprehen- 
sive 'Web site. In addition, a series of 
campus-wide surveys, focus groups and 
open forums were held with a variety of 
university organizations and special inter- 
est groups. After five months of data gath- 
ering, reflection and consensus, the task 
force released its final report on April 15. 

In the report, the task force supports the 
Blue Ribbon Committee's consensus that 
diversity must permeate ever\' aspect of 
the university, but they consider the 
committee's recommendation that 
UNCW's student body reflect the area's 
population to be unrealistic. 

The Challenge oQ cfrVersify 

The figures for fall 2002 illustrate the need for a more 


campus community. 

Students % Faculty 


Staff % 

White 9,760 91 560 


772 81 

African-American 476 4 16 


159 17 

Other* 411 4 32 


17 2 

Total 10,729 618 


* Other includes Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander and undisclosed. 

According to McLaurin, the university 
faces some real constraints when it comes 
to attracting minorities. "There are limited 
numbers of African-American and Latino 
students in the educational pipeline land] 
a small number of African-American fac- 
ulty in the national market," he states. 
Nevertheless, McLaurin points out, "'We 
can make improvements. We can do a 
better job of recruiting." 

Addressing c<ioca-f ion leaders Cr***! 

across -fHe region u;ho gafhered in May 

f discuss edocaf ional oppor-f-unif ies 

for minorifjr sfodenfs, chancellor 

Jawies R. Leof ze said, ^'We nii4 f o 

ijork f oge-fher on f his issue. Wc need 

u^ell-preparcd sf udenf s, and ue are 

dcpcndenf Upon -^^e cowimonify Colleges 

and public schools." 

In addition to advocating improved re- 
cruitment efforts, the task force recom- 
mends that the chancellor create a 
Commission on Diversity to develop and 
implement a comprehensive, long-range 
diversity plan. UNCW also should en- 
courage and provide regular opportunities 
for diversity training for faculty and staff. 

For now, big changes will have to start 
with small steps. One of the first steps in 
affecting change may be simply talking 
about diversity and challenging miscon- 
ceptions. (It's not just another word for 
affirmative action.) 

According to McLaurin, getting the diver- 
sity dialogue going is one of the task force's 
greatest achievements. "One of the most 
significant outcomes of the task force was 
to get the entire campus to think seriously 
about the issue of diversity," says 
McLaurin. "We were very successful in get- 
ting the entire campus to look at the Blue 
Ribbon Committee's report." 

"I do believe the chancellor strives con- 
tinuously to make UNCW future ori- 
ented," said Howard-'Vital. "Particularly, 
as you know, he has an international per- 
spective, and he wants to prepare our 
graduates for a very connected world in 
which thc\' will be expected to lead." 

Of her experience on the task force, 
Howard-'Vital says, "It was gratifying to 
consider diversity issues with the benefit 
of faculty and staff from diverse perspec- 
tives and life experiences. This reflects the 
richness of ideas and talent we have all 
around us. We realized that our work 
would have significant impact on UNCW 
and the various external communities. 
Above all, we kept our students' percep- 
tions and lifelong needs in the forefront." 

See Divcrsilv, p. 12 

L24 by a tomnmg f eawi. 

Tackling issues of diversity raised by the Blue Ribbon Committee, 
Melton McLaurin, left, and Michelle Howard-Vital, center, 
lead the Chancellor's Task Force on Diversity. As chair of the 
Commission on Diversity, Denis Carter, right, has been charged 
with making diversity a part of every aspect of the university. 

Spring/Summer 2003 

LWCW Magazine 

Seeking finandal security... 
finding patriotism 

Leaving his 

family behind has been tough for 

Rich Ragland, but he gets satisfaction from 

l<nowing he's helping others. 

Although seeking money to cover 
educational costs is a primary 
reason men and women enter 
militar)' service, a heightened sense of 
patriotism is often the result. 

Amy Earnhardt was a sophomore at 
UNCW when she joined the Air Force 
Reserves in 2001 to pay for her educa- 
tion. "But then I got branded with an 
overwhelming sense of patriotism and 
pride in what 1 do that led me to serve 
more than my required time." she said. 

As a reser\'ist she was required to serve 
one weekend a month, plus 15 additional 
days a year. However, last summer 
Earnhardt was asked to volunteer for ac- 
tive duty without active duty benefits. To 
do that she had to drop out of college 
and leave her new husband to work two 
hours away, coming home every other 
weekend, if she was lucky. 

"As much as it killed me to leave Keith 
(her husband), especially at the start of a 
new marriage, I knew 1 didn't have a 
choice," she said. "When a smaller team 
from my squadron was activated to go 
overseas before I was, I begged to be put 
on it. Finally I got my chance." 

In February she was deployed to assist 
with Operation Iraqi Freedom where, as a 
senior airman, she is stationed at a civil 
engineering control center. 

Earnhardt, who began technical school 
Sept. 11, 2001. said she now feels selfish for 
having joined the Air Force for the mon- 
etar)' benefits. On that fateful day, she and 
squadron members "bawled, we prayed and 
we found a dedication to our country that 
only those who were asked to go and de- 
fend it could feel. Being as new as we were 
and fresh out of basic training, we were al- 
ready instilled with a new sense of patrio- 
tism, but the events of September 11 
literally shocked us into a new reality." 

Jonathan Auten '99 became interested in 
the militar}- as a child listening to the sto- 
ries of his grandfather, a WWII na\')' vet- 
eran. However, it was a Naxy scholarship 
that made him take the leap. 

"It is a great way to pay for medical 
school, be ensured world class residency 
training and provide health care and 
leadership to America's sons and daugh- 
ters," said Auten, now a Navy ensign. 

A former UNCW Alumni Association 
scholarship recipient, Auten is in his 
fourth year of medical school in Philadel- 
phia on a Naval Health Professions Schol- 
arship. After graduation, he will serve an 
internship and residency as a Navy doc- 
tor for at least four years to fulfill his 
scholarship obligations. 

"The greatest reward from working with 
the militar)' is that I don't have to worry 
about being more than $250,000 in debt 
from school loans," he said, "and I get the 
pride of giving something back to a countr)- 
that affords any man or woman the abilit)' 
to rise to the level of their own mind." 

His biggest apprehension with military 
service is a common one. 

"Not knowing where I will be doesn't bother 
me now, but if I ever have a family it will be- 
come a much larger concern," he said. 

Rich Ragland, who planned to begin his 
studies at UNCW in January but was de- 
ployed instead, knows exactly what it 
means to be torn between the duty of 
militar)' service and the comfort of family 
life. The U.S. Marine Corps gunnery ser- 
geant has given up many family moments 
to serve throughout the United States, 
Puerto Rico, Afghanistan and Kuwait, 
where he is now. 

"I had not seen my grandfather in over 
three years, and he passed away without 
being able to speak to me. I know he 
would have wanted to tell me how proud 
he was of me. I haven't seen my parents 
in two years, and they both have had ma- 
jor surgeries in the past three months," 
said Ragland. 

By Jessie Warren '03 

"I joined because I wanted to 

have a job where there was 

no doubt in my mind that 

I was helping people." 

— Rich Ragland 

And as if that hasn't been difficult 
enough to bear, Ragland said, "I wasn't 
there for my wife Teri to help her as she 
gave birth to our first child." 

But Ragland accepts it all. "As a Marine, 
sacrifice is part of the job description. 
You have to be willing to give ever\'thing, 
including your life to get the job done. 

"I joined because I wanted to have a job 
where there was no doubt in my mind 
that I was helping people," he said. 

And helping sometimes comes in unex- 
pected ways. 

At an airfield in .Albania, preparing to 
board a plane to Afghanistan, Ragland 
saw a group of boys gathered at a nearby 
fence. "One of the boys was holding up 
an old pillowcase that had an xAmerican 
flag printed on it. I went over to the boys 
and gave the one with the flag all the 
money on me, about $15, and he threw 
the pillowcase over. When I picked it up, 
I noticed that he didn't have any shoes, 
and it was obvious he hadn't had any in a 
long time, if ever." Ragland said. 

"Through the unusual worldK" sign lan- 
guage that can only be described as ges- 
tures and pointing, the boy indicated that 
he would be buying some shoes with the 
money. I will remember that day for the 
rest of my life." 

A common thread that is helping these in- 
di\'iduals make the most of their military 
serx'ice is lessons learned while at UNCW. 

While her work is completely different 
from her studies, Earnhardt said, "The ex- 
periences I had there indeed strengthened 
my ability to approach my work with more 
know ledge of how people operate and how 
to deal with stressful situations that may 

See Pcitricnisiii, p. 12 

10 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2003 

Spring break alternatives nurture spirit of service 

The desire to serve is nurtured al 
UNCW where last year students 
gave 31,044 hours for a variety of 
community service projects. 

hi March, through UNCWs Alternative 
Spring Break Program sponsored by the 
Center for Leadership Education and Ser- 
vice, more than 30 students, faculty and 
staff spent their vacation as community 
volunteers in New York and New Orleans. 

"This trip really changed how I view the 
world. It really gave me a greater aware- 
ness of how service can make a difference 
in people's lives," Jennie Genthner said. 

Genthner helped plan the New York trip 
where she, 16 fellow students and three 
staff advisers volunteered at a community 
kitchen affiliated with Broadway Presbyte- 
rian Church in Manhattan. 

While serving dinner, Genthner said the 
group had the chance to interact with 
kitchen patrons. "We learned about their 
lives and their opinions on a variety of is- 
sues. Sometimes the homeless are viewed 
as objects. This experience was powerful 
and meaningful because we got the 
chance to find out about them as people. " 

"B\ far our favorite was the night that we, 
along with Youth Service Opportunities 
Project staff, prepared a lasagna dinner for 
individuals from a nearby homeless shel- 
ter. We were able to interact with some 
incredible people who have a wonderful 
insight into life," Benjamin Williams said. 

Dusty Harrison described that night, it 
gave us a chance to sit down with them as 
humans and really see what they had to 
say about certain issues. One man, I for- 
got his name, was ver)' wise. We talked 
about politics, the city and other issues as 
if we had been friends all our lives. His 
favorite part of the city was the village, he 
said, because the people there saw no 
race, color, class or sexual orientation. He 
said it was the freest place on earth." 

"The experience of this trip changed all of 
our lives," Williams said. "I realized how 
much I really have to be thankful for in 
my life. All of us on this trip obviously 
came from homes and families that do not 
know what being homeless is like. Now 
that we have seen just the tip of the ice- 
berg of homelessness, we each have the 

responsibility to try and change it in 
whatever way we can, whether it is 
through volunteering locally or giving 
money to shelters and organizations that 
need help." 

Sarah Sutton was among a group 
of 10 honors students who 
volunteered at Belle Reve in 
New Orleans, an organiza- 
tion that provides housing 
and support services for 
people with AIDS/HIV. They 
cleaned and painted rooms, 
doors and furniture and did yard 

"Nothing could have prepared me 
for the impact that week would 
have on my life." said Sutton. "I 
knew all about a disease that kills, 
what I was about to learn was to ap- 
preciate the people living with it." 

"Going into the trip, 1 expected the resi- 
dents to be depressed. But they had a 
great outlook on life. It was an exciting 
experience that helped me appreciate 
what life has to offer," said Raven 

"I would've never guessed I would be 
fighting back tears the last night we 
were there as we reflected on the week 
we had. I would've never guessed you 
could grow to love a group of people so 
much in such a short amount of time 
would've never guessed how much 
people can teach you about life and 
about yourself just by being them- 
selves," said Sutton. 

After that week, numbers and statistics 
seemed far less important, she noted. "My 
first thought when 1 hear something about 
HI"V/AIDS is no longer '42 million,' and 
my reference to people infected is no 
longer "those people.' All of that is over- 
shadowed by the images of faces - faces 
that represent real people, with real lives 
and real emotions, faces that represent 
real friends. 

Jamie Herring agreed. "This trip changed 
my outlook. We got to see AIDS patients 
as people, not statistics. We all enjoyed 
ourselves, and the service was the greatest 
part. It has inspired me to want to do 
more in the future." 

No palm trees and bikinis on these spring 
break trips — UNCW students traveled to 
New York City and New Orleans to do 
community sen/ice. Jane Genthner, Tyler 
LaBach, Dorian Graves and Rebecca 
Tatum, middle, worked in a New York soup 
kitchen. Victoria Classer and HoUan 
Peterson, bottom left and right, did some 
sprucing up at Belle Reve, a center for 
individuals with HIV/AIDS. 

Spring/Summer 2003 

UNCW Magazine 11 

New Heights, from p. 7 

DePaolo said, "I've been impressed by the 
people 1 met who were associated with 
UNCW. Their commitment to and love of 
this university are unparalleled. They are 
all ready, able and willing to promote 
UNCW's continued momentum, and I am 
looking forward to working with them to 
help realize what I see as this university's 
clearly unlimited potential. 




"Six years ago at GC&SU, I saw a univer- 
sity I could believe in, saw where it 
needed to be, and made sure it got there. 
And the fit here at UNCW seems simi- 
larly so good, because there are so many 
talented people of good will, who would 
rather, it's apparent to me, find ways to 
make things happen, than find ways of 
saying it can't be done." 

A major part of her job will be securing 
additional funds to supplement state 
funding and incoine from tuition and 
fees, because as UNC President Molly 
Broad said, "The margin of excellence 
will never come from state funding. It 
will have to come from private support." 

DePaolo is up to the challenge. 

"Undoubtedly, much of mv time will be fo- 
cused on ensuring we have the resources to 
maintain and advance quality. 1 am really 
looking forward to working with people to 
give them the opportunity to help support 
excellence in education, and so many 
people respond to that. You just have to 
give them the opportunity, and it's wonder- 
ful when they do," she said. 

Diversity, from p. 9 

Upon release of the task force's report, 
Leutze immediately underscored his com- 
mitment to diversity by acting on one of 
the task force's most significant recommen- 
dations. He appointed Dr. Denis Carter, 
associate vice chancellor of academic 
affairs, planning and outreach, as chair of 
the Commission on Diversity. 

Carter, who served on the task force, says, 
"I am honored to be asked to lead UNCWs 
diversity initiative. It is the type of chal- 
lenge that inspires innovative growth." 

Regarding the future of di\'ersity at UNCW, 
Howard-Vital states, "Dr. Rosemary 
DePaolo has already declared that diversity 
will be one of her focuses as she assumes 
the chancellorship at UNCW. I am ven.- 
optimistic about the Commission on Diver- 
sity, chaired by Dr. Denis Carter. I expect 
to see a diversity plan that clarifies how- 
diversity will permeate the university. I 
expect to hear more students discuss the 
benefits of learning in a UNCW environ- 
ment that prepares them better for a diverse 
and interdependent world. " 

This spring, 

in the Senior 

by the UNCW African American Graduates 
Association to honor graduating African- 
American students. Sanl<ofa, a word from 
the Al<an languages of West Africa, means 
"wisdom in learning from the past to build 
for the future" and symbolizes an African 
rite of passage. Williamson said, "It's an 
honor and an opportunity to reflect on my 
past accomplishments as an African- 
American student at UNCW. Williamson, 
who came to Wilmington from 
Washington, D.C., said the transition was 
a difficult one at first. "But," she added, 
"diversity on campus is increasing. UNCW 
is coming around. " 

12 UNCW Magazine 




"''■■ . i 
tor ^ 

Now stationed near Kuwait, Amy Barnhardtjoined 
the Air Force Reserve to pay for her education and 
found a new sense of patriotism through her 
military sen/ice. 

Patriotism, from p. 10 

not require physical answers. I learned to 
be a flexible, quick-thinking and more 
responsible individual, which has helped 
me immeasurably in my career field." 

While class work prepared him for the first 
two years of medical school, Auten said, "It 
is the UNCW community that prepared me 
for my clinical rotations and the challenge 
Navy medicine will provide. " 

Dr. William Wagoner, the late chancellor 
emeritus at UNCW, had a big influence 
on Auten who was friends with his son 
Mark. "The few afternoon conversations 
that Dr. Wagoner spent speaking with me 
have by far had the largest impact on my 
life. I was at my own crossroads, and he 
gave me perspective into where 1 was at 
that point in my life. I know 1 will be a 
better physician and Naval officer from 
the simple wisdom that he shared with 
me," Auten said. 

Ragland has also lound support in the 
UNCW community, including his fellow 
classmates in Leadership Wilmington, 

"The\' ha\ c proxided much needed sup- 
port for my wife and 1 through this diffi- 
cult time," Ragland said. T look forward 
to returning to the U.S. to conclude my 
service to the Marine Corps, thank every- 
one who has supported me, make up for 
lost time with my lamih- and continue 
mv studies at UNCW." 

Spring/Summer 2003 


Giving Matters 

Privately funded hall 
to recognize teachers 

By Mary Beth Bankson 

The centerpiece of UNCWs new school of 
education is a soaring, sky-ht, cathedral- 
hke atrium that will honor educators from 
all 100 counties in the state. 

While construction of the building is funded 
by the 2000 Higher Education Facilities 
Bond Referendum, the North Carolina 
Teachers Legacy Hall, which will be located 
in the atrium, is being de\eloped with pri- 
vate dollars being secured by the Legacy 
Hall Committee. The efforts of two mem- 
bers have been particularly outstanding. 

"Vinton Fountain and Bob Warwick have 
been leaders in the Watson School Legacy 
Hall effort. Each has given time and en- 
ergy to help us obtain the dollars to honor 
teachers in the state of North Carolina. 
This effort would not be possible but for 
people like these two men," said Dr. 
Cathy Barlow, dean of the Watson School 
of Education. 

They have shepherded the project since it 
began in fall 2002. In that short time, the 
school is over halfway toward its goal of 
$600,000. Harris Teeter, Wachovia and 
Progress Energ}' have led the effort with 
flagship donations to the Legacy Hall. The 
Wilmington business community has 
been a leader in the project that is deemed 
to be the first of its kind. 

The hall, which will open in spring 2004, 
will focus on the history' of education in 
North Carolina and honor teachers with 
museum-like displays and showcase 
items. The goal is to do something posi- 
tive for education and help recruit, retain 
and recognize teachers. 

Chair of the Legacy Hall Committee, Foun- 
tain has been on the Watson School of Edu- 
cation Advisory Board for three years. He 
supports UNCW because he believes the 
university is a tremendous asset to the com- 
munity and has a big impact on the area. 

"Success builds success," he said. "Any 
personal investment of time or resources 

will only help to benefit greatly 
from having a first-class educa- 
tional institution in southeast- 
ern North Carolina." 

Fountain also believes that 
"teachers deserve more respect. 
We have all been influenced by 
teachers in our lives, and this 
project will pay homage to 

Warwick, too, recognizes the 
importance of supporting 
UNCW which he believes is the 
single most positive contribution to life in 
the region. Over the past 15 years, he has 
dedicated his time and talent to UNCW 
by serving on numerous boards including 
the Board of Trustees, which he chaired 
for two years. 

His motivation for involvement in the 
Legacy Hall campaign is that he believes 
that "teachers need appropriate recognition 
for their service in our state" and the hall 
"gives people an opportunity to make an 
investment in our area through education." 

The committee has raised over $345,000 
toward the $600,000 goal. 

"We have had great support for this 
project and many on our committee have 
led by example," said Dean Barlow. "Be- 

Robert Warwick and Vinton Fountain are leading the effort to 
raise funds for the North Carolina Teachers Legacy Hall that 
will be housed in the arched atrium at the center of the school 
of education building, scheduled to open in spring 2004. 

sides the volunteer work, we have re- 
ceived financial support from committee 
members. It amazes me sometimes." 

"Serving on a volunteer board is a great 
way to give back to the community," said 

Warwick adds, "1 know there are several 
ways to get involved at UNCW, and 1 en- 
courage UNCW alumni and the Wilming- 
ton community to get involved with this 
great campus." 

Other Legacy Hall Committee members 
are: James Ballantine, Hamilton Hicks, 
Ann H. Smith, Gayle Van Velsor, Frank 
Block, Dorothy Marshall, Kevin 
Yearwood, Dianne Aver)', Betty McComas 
and Bambi MacRae. 

Hartsook Fellowship established in creative writing 

Nationally respected fund-raising consult- 
ant, author and lecturer Robert F. 
Hartsook and the Hartsook Companies 
Inc., one of the country's largest fund- 
raising/consulting firms, established the 
Austin Robert Hartsook Fellowship in 
Creative Writing. 

Named in honor of Hartsook's son, the 
fellowship will support graduate students 
in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative 
Writing program. Up to $10,000 will be 
awarded annually. 

The fellowship commitment is $100,000 
funded at the rate of $10,000 annually by 
a pledge from Hartsook Companies, Inc., 
and a $200,000 bequest to endow the fel- 
lowship in Hartsook's estate. 

The initial recipients are Elizabeth King 
Humphrey, a fiction writer from Wilming- 
ton, and Paul Gasbarra, a poet from Okla- 
homa City. Both students graduated this 
spring and will use the funding to concen- 
trate on completing their book-length 
master's theses. 

Spring/Summer 2003 

UNCW Magazine 13 


Cockrell re-elected 
board chairman 

Ray Cockrell '88. "96M was elected to a 
second term as chair of the UNCW 
Alumni Association. 

Also returning for second terms are Ed 
Vosnock 71 as vice chair and Donis Noe 
Smith '86, '94M as treasurer. New to the ex- 
ecutive board is Morgan Harris McKoy '99 
as secretary. 

Board members re-elected to ser\e three- 
year terms are Jason Wheeler '99, Jenean 
Todd, Jennifer Adams '00, Melissa 
Blackburn-'Walton '87, Mark Tyler 87 and 
Nadine Batuyios '73. 

Patrick Gunn '00 is returning as an alter- 
nate board member, serving a one-year 
term. New members are Robert Rideout 
'95, Jeff Mann '92, James E.Jones Jr. '88, 
Trudy Maus '91, .Audrey Porter '88, Gayle 
Hayes Lofton '89 and Robert Warren '79. 

Individuals retiring trom the board are 
immediate past chair Bill Herrett '87, 
Tricia Staton '93, Sherred Weidner '82, 
Todd Godin '96, Livian Jones '95M, 
Meghan McCleer)' '98, Megan Parpart '98, 
Anne Johnson '91 and Steve Hobbs '76. 

New chapter representatives have also 
been appointed. They include Karen 
Jenkins Cheek '89. AAGA, and Melissa 
Blackburn-Walton '87, Cameron School of 
Business. Shanda Williams Bordeau.x '92 
will lead the Past Chairs' Council. 

Get active, get stuff 

Active alumni who contribiUe $25 or 
more annually to UNCVV are entitled to: 

• Subscription to UNCW Magazine 

• Monthly Scabawk Spotlighl e-newsletter 

• Alumni window decal and card 

• Selected Randall Library privileges 

• Special invitations to alumni and uni- 
versity events 

• Discounted pregame socials for alumni 
donors of $250 

• Discounted movie tickets 

• One year free Career Ser\'ices after 

• Career Services computer resources 

• The opportunity to use Wise Alumni 

Alumni around the world 
are making a difference 

UNCW alumni are the 
best of the best! We are 
over 37,000 strong and 
located in every state in 
the nation and in more 
than 161 countries. 

More than 3,000 alumni Smith 

are coded "lost" in our 

database; our goal is to "find" you! Sadly, 

too, over 400 alumni are now deceased, 

including our first registered Wilmington 

College student, Robert S. Hufham Jr., 

class of 1949. 

We have over 8,000 e-mail addresses for 
alumni and friends, and we need yours so 
we can stay in touch. We have found that 
e-mail is an easy, fast, inexpensive and 
valuable way to communicate our alumni 
and university news. Scaluiwk S;)o(lii;li(, 
our monthly e-newsletter, has been well 

Our alumni are leaders in every sense of 
the word. They are leading our soldiers in 
Iraq and other parts of the world. They are 
serving in the North Carolina legislature. 
They are prosecuting, defending and judg- 
ing in our courtrooms. They are writing, 
acting, directing and filming. They are 
growing, feeding, cooking, ow-ning and 
managing restaurants. They are saving the 
environment, volunteering and making a 
real difference. Our alumni are CEOs, 
CEOs and outright pros. 

Since January 2003, I have been lortunaie 
to travel to five states to visit our dynamic 
alumni who are delivering the goods in 
our classrooms, courts, boardrooms, con- 
struction sites, movie sets, ocean floor, 
shore and in the skies. We are everywhere 
and making UNCW proud. 

The UNCW Alumni Association is your 
link, and we want to hear from you and 
about you. One of the joys of alumni work 
is the relationships that blossom through 
reaching out and making these connections 
that strengthen UNCW for the long run. 

Erom our alumni friends in North Caro- 
lina, over 22,000, to those in Virginia, 

over 1,000; New York, over 300; New Jer- 
sey, over 350; and Tennessee, over 150, — 
you are making a diflerence in your home 
states and for your alma mater. I look for- 
ward to joining you and your fellow 
graduates for more alumni gatherings to 
build UNCWs presence. 

The more involved and unified we are, the 
bigger impact we can have for UNCW. 
Alumni spirit is forever, long past the days 
of student life. I invite you to join me as 
we create opportunities to get to know^ 
and involve our new chancellor. Dr. Rose- 
mary DePaolo. She is going to love 
UNCW and you, and she will take alumni, 
students, faculty, staff, friends and com- 
munity to the next level of greatness. 

Thank you, special alumni friends, for 
your commitment to our alumni associa- 
tion and UNCW. Please call, e-mail, write 
and reach out to your alumni friends and 
our office - we need you. 

With alumni spirit, 

\^^OM<^Cl0~' L..^'Ul*^a-vJ ^-^rwt^jfcfc.. [ /_> 

The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club donated $12,500 
to UNCW. The money wiU be used to fund a 
$2,500 fellowship for a UNCW marine science 
graduate student with $10,000 being used to 
establish an endowment. Through its annual golf 
tournament, the club has raised a total of 
$32,500 over the last five years. Dr. Dave Roye, 
Chip Collier, Dr. Tom Lankford '86 and Dr. Craig 
Bailey participated in last year's tournament. 
The 2003 event will be held Sept. 27 at the Cape 
Golf and Racquet Club. 

14 L/NCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2003 


Chancellor Leutze's vision has 
increased value of UNCW degree 

Greetings fellow alumni! I'm sure you all 
will agree thai our degree is more valuable 
today than when it was received. I'm also 
sure you all will agree that Chancellor 
James Leutze played a significant role in 
making that happen. 

For those of us at UNCW when Dr. 
Leutze arrived, we knew we were in for 
something special, but none of us realized 
at that time the magnitude of the impact 
he would have on our alma mater. Chan- 
cellor Leutze created and instilled a vision 
of excellence that has driven UNCW to 
where it is today. We thank him for his 
contribution and tenure. 

We now find ourselves on the brink of a 
new chapter in the history of our univer- 
sity. Chancellor-elect Rosemary DePaolo 
promises to bring the same vision of ex- 
cellence and the determination and energy 
to take UNCW forward. I can tell you 
first-hand that Dr. DePaolo is just what 
UNCW needs in a new leader. 

I was fortunate over the last few months 
to represent you, UNCW and Wilmington 
College alumni, in the search for a new 
chancellor. We began the process with ex- 
citement at the endless possibilities of po- 
tential leaders. 

We started by taking a hard look inside. 
We talked with faculty, staff, students and 
community members, and relied on the 
expertise of a national consultant to en- 
sure our vision, mission and search crite- 
ria were clear. 

A total of 135 candidates were nominated, 
of which 117 formally declared their can- 
didacy. The search committee looked 
closely at this strong and diverse pool, 
and then met personally with 15 individu- 
als to narrow the field to five finalists. 
Those five were invited to campus and 
three names were submitted to the Office 
of the President for consideration. 

At all points in the process. Dr. DePaolo 
received unanimous support from the 19- 
member search committee, and subse- 
quently received unanimous support from 
the UNCW Board of Trustees. Without 
question. Dr. Rosemary DePaolo was the 
No. 1 choice for our new chancellor. 


Throughout the process, I 
was fortunate to be able 
to meet with Dr. DePaolo 
and talk individually 
about the important role 
that alumni play in the 
university. She is very 
supportive of alumni, and 
1 believe we can look for- 
ward to great things under her dynamic 

I thank you for the opportunity to represent 
you in this capacit)'. The experience was ex- 
citing, invigorating, humbling and exhaust- 
ing - and one that I will not soon forget. 

And just as we are excited about Dr. 
DePaolo's arrival, we are eagerly looking 
forward to the coming year. This has been 
a busy and successful year reflecting an 
increase in programs and events for 
alumni, the growth of three new affiliate 
chapters, an increase in alumni participa- 
tion and giving, and a momentum that 
will carry us with excitement and enthusi- 
asm into the new year. With your sup- 
port, we can do great things! 

In alumni spirit. 




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Outstanding alumni 
recognized for work 

The Cape Fear Alumni Chapter is 
the UNCW Alumni Association's 
2003 Soaring Chapter. Chapter 
president Jodi Chilcote '98 accepted 
the award for the chapter and was 
recognized by the alumni board of 
directors for her hard work. 

Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 is 
Rookie of the Year. She is very 
supportive ol the Cameron School 
of Business and the chapter and 
was instrumental in the planning 
of Business Week and the 
chapter's Picnic in the Park. 

Meghan McCleery '98 is the 2003 
UNCW Young Alumnus of the 
Year. As a member of the alumni 
association board of directors, 
McCleery cochairs the award/nomi- 
nations committee. She is active in 
the Triangle Chapter, was the impe- 
tus behind the success of the 
Brookhill Steeple Chase event in 
2001 and assisted with the NFL Ad- 
venture and Durham Bulls events. 

Dr. Sherick "Roc " Hughes '97 is 
the Communication Studies 
Alumnus of the Year. After earn- 
ing a master's in communications 
from Wake Forest University, a 
master's in public administration 
from UNC and a doctorate from 
the UNC School of Education, he 
has accepted a position as profes- 
sor of social foundations at the 
University of Toledo. 

J. Christina HoUis, a regis- 

tered nurse at New Ha- 
nover Regional Medical 
Center, is the UNCW 
School of Nursing 2003 
Outstanding Alumna. As 
coordinator for the medi- 
cal center's Southeastern 
Regional Advisor)' Committee on Trauma, 
Hollis organizes regional disaster prepared- 
ness efforts between hospitals, first re- 
sponders, emergency management and 
state agencies. 

Danielle Piatt '95, 'OOM, exceptional chil- 
dren teacher with Pender County Schools, 
is the Watson School of Education 
Alumna of the Year. 

Spring/Summer 2003 

UNCW Magazine 15 


Karen Jenkins Cheek '89 was 
elected president of the African 
American Graduate Association 
at homecoming. Gia Todd Long 
'91 is president-elect, Brian 
McNeil '99, vice president, 
Veronica Davis '89, treasurer and 
Tina Ford Johnson '91, secretary. 
Chapter repre- 
Ophelia Ander- 
son '87 at- 
», ^^ tended 
sj^^l Stompin' at the 

AAGA board members. ^^''°y ^003, a 
fund-raiser for 
minority scholarships, on April 
26. AAGA is supporting the effort 
to raise money for the Doug 
Johnson Memorial Scholarship. 
Senior Sankofa, AAGA's event to 
honor graduating black students 
was held May 16 at Wise Alumni 
House. Contact: Karen Jenkins 
Cheek '89, 919.718.6639 or 

Atlanta Chapter 

Atlanta alumni joined Pat Smith 
'72, alumni relations executive 
director, Feb. 22 for dinner at 
Frankie's Sports Bar while Pat 
was in town for the annual Coun- 
cil for the Advancement and Sup- 
port of Education (CASE) confer- 
ence. The chapter stayed close to 
the action during the men's bas- 
ketball season by watching 
games at Frankie's. Chapter lead- 
ers Laura Medlin '93 and Todd 
Olesiuk '99 took the Atlanta 
alumni banner to Nashville to 
cheer on the Seahawks against 
Maryland in the first round of 
the NCAA tournament. The chap- 
ter is planning an Atlanta Braves 
outing this summer. Contact: 
Laura Medlin '93, lmedlin@, or Todd Olesiuk '99, 

Cameron School of 
Business Chapter 

The chapter continued to in- 
crease its involvement with the 
school of business and Business 
Week on campus by sponsoring 
an MBA executive discussion and 

i CaniaonSclioolorBiis ( 
'I Alumni Cliaprei 

Alumni participated in Business Week 

hosting a session on changes in 
the banking industry featuring 
Mark Tyler '87, Lisa Harris '84, 
Helen Stevens '84, '90M, and 
Kelly Stevens '84. Melissa 
Blackburn-Walton '87 repre- 
sented the chapter on the Busi- 
ness Week committee and se- 
cured donations of food and 
drinks for the two-day event. The 
chapter is planning its annual 
picnic at Hugh MacRae Park in 
August. New officers were 
elected at the May 31 meeting 
with Melissa Blackburn-Walton 
'87 taking over the reins as 
president. Contact: Blackburn- 
Walton '87, 

Alumni at the Grand Slam Jam. 

Cape Fear Chapter 

Members gathered at Alleigh's 
March 21 to cheer for the Sea- 
hawks in the NCAA tournament. 
Alumni board chair Ray Cockrell 
'88, '96M hosted the event. This 
year's Grand Slam Jam cookout 
was delayed a week because of 
rain, but a great time was had by 
the 90 attendees on April 15 
when the Seahawk baseball team 
took on Campbell at Brooks 
Field. The 10th annual Cape Fear 
Alumni Golf Classic escaped the 
rain April 26 at Echo Farms Golf 
& Country Club and raised around 
$4,000 for alumni scholarships. 
Thanks to BellSouth, James E. 
Moore Insurance, Josten's, Bob 
King Pontiac, WWAY-TV3 and 

Aramark for their cor- 
porate sponsorships. 
Also thanks to the 
golf tournament com- 
mittee and other vol- 
unteers: Jodi Chilcote 
'98, Dru Farrar '73, 
Ray Cockrell, Mike 
Wilson '89, Jason T. Wheeler '99, 
Lou Smith '73, McGavock Edwards 
'96, Becky Fancher '78, Joanie D. 
Martin '91, Mark Tyler '87, Donis 
Noe Smith '86, '94M, Aaron 
Oliver '81 and Kristin Asher '02. 
Contact: Jodi Chilcote '98, 

Charlotte Chapter 

Thanks to the leadership of 
president Sandy Saburn '89, the 
chapter is now up to 70 mem- 
bers. The chapter has monthly 
after-hours events around the 
city, and alumni met at Coach's 
and Champ's to watch the men's 
basketball games during the 
regular season, CAA tournament 
and the NCAA tournament. Up- 
coming plans include a family- 
oriented event in June, an event 
to welcome the new chancellor 
and, for the second year in a 
row, a social for incoming fresh- 
men from Charlotte in August. 
The chapter is considering a road 
trip to Wilmington for Homecom- 
ing 2004. Contact: Sandy Saburn 
'89, 704.643.0616 or 

Communication Studies 

The chapter sponsored its second 
annual Communication Studies 
Day April 25 which included 
alumni speaking in classes, a 
roundtable discussion on careers, 
a job fair, tours of Lakeside Hall, 
a reception for alumni and fac- 
ulty and the senior banquet. 

Contact: Aaron Oliver '81, 

MALS Chapter 

The Masters of Arts and Liberal 
Studies Alumni Chapter held its 
kickoff event May 9 at Wise 
Alumni House when it sponsored 
a potluck dinner for about 35 
current MALS students, faculty 
and alumni. Contact: Joanie D. 
Martin '91, beachinbeemer 

New York/New Jersey 

The elegant Forest Hills Country 
Club in Bloomfield, N.J., was the 
site of the inaugural chapter 
of alumni 
from New 
York and 
New Jer- 
sey, hosted 
by sisters, 

Clifford '86 
and Karen Warus '86. It started 
off with hors d'oeuvres, drinks 
and reminiscing about both 
Wilmington College and UNCW 
days and was followed by a buf- 
fet luncheon and elegant des- 
serts from a very famous bakery 
in New Jersey. Special guests in- 
cluded UNCW Provost and Vice 
Chancellor for Academic Affairs 
Paul Hosier and his wife Liz 
'91M; Bob Wicklund, proud father 
of Joan and Karen and director 
of federal programs at UNCW; 
and Pat Smith '72, executive di- 
rector of alumni relations. At- 
tendees included Frank Csulak 
'79, Jack Loftus '56, Dan Crowley 
'98, Terry Landrigan '93M, Fran 
Young '90, Devon Speas '98, Joan 
Clifford '86, Karen Warus '87 and 
Graham Jacobson '96. 

Alumni gather for inaugural even 

Communication Studies Day alumni 

16 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/bummer 2003 


Blackmore gives Dr. 
Leutze an alumni pin. 

Past Chairs' 

The council 
hosted Chancel- 
lor Jim Leutze 
at its April 29 
meeting. He 
made stirring 
comments of 
how proud he is 
of UNCW 's 
strides nation- 
ally and inter- 
nationally and how really great 
he thinks the university is. The 
council in turn shared with him 
the powerful impact that he has 
had on UNCW, the community 
and beyond. The Honorable 
Rebecca W. Blackmore 75, coun- 
cil chair, "pinned" Dr. Leutze 
with an emerald alumni lapel 
pin, as a tribute for his service 
to UNCW. The council will again 
award its J. Marshall Crews Dis- 
tinguished Faculty Award at the 
first faculty meeting in August. 
The council's next meeting will 
be at 6 p.m. July 29 at Wise 
Alumni House. 

Richmond Chapter 

The chapter sponsored a pre-CAA 
tournament party March 7 at 
Sharky's in Richmond. President 
Sam Mintz '02 and other area 
alumni joined alumni staff and 
alumni in 
town for 
the tourna- 
ment for a 
They so- 
pool, lis- 
tened to a 
live band 
and shared 
the Seahawk spirit that helped 
the team repeat as conference 
champions. Contact: Sam Mintz 

School of Nursing 

The chapter supported Nurse's 
Week May 5-9 by attending the 
Nursing Alumni Day at Cape Fear 
Memorial Hospital and New Ha- 
nover Regional Medical Center. 
Alumni relations staff talked 
with nursing alumni at recep- 

Richmond alumni hosted a 
pre-CAA tournament social. 

tions on May 8 at both hospitals. 
President Megan Parpart '98 was 
recognized by the association's 
board of directors for her service 
to the chapter and dedication to 
the School of Nursing. Alumni 
staff attended the school's an- 
nual Research Day program April 
4. Contact: Tom Lamont '80, 
910.962.2684 or 

Tennessee Chapter 

John Faill '80 and Amanda 
Cannady '97 are leading this new 
affiliate chapter. The two helped 
the alumni relations office orga- 
nize a social at Eddie George's 
Sports Bar in Nashville on March 
21 before the UNCW-Maryland 
first-round NCAA game. It proved 
to be the loudest place for Sea- 
hawk alumni and fans prior to 
the game. The chapter hopes to 

nus Award and its 
annual fall lecture. 
Contact: Ann Grose 
'90, 910.392.4520 
or Ann_Grose@ 

Triangle alumni gather at Durham Bulls ballfield 

ball, food, fun and fellowship for 
over 100 alumni and their fami- 
lies. The chapter is planning its 
second annual NFL Adventure to 
Charlotte to see the Carolina 
Panthers in the fall. Contact: 
Bekki Bennett '91, 919.362.7152 

The new Tennessee Chapter hosted 
alumni during the NCAA tournament. 

have its first official event later 
this year. Contact: Amanda 
Cannaday '97,, 
or Jonathan Faill '80, 

Triangle Chapter 

Chapter members attended the 
university's legislative event Feb. 
18 at the North Carolina Museum 
of Natural Sciences and hosted a 
social at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub 
where Paul Hosier, interim pro- 
vost and vice chancellor of aca- 
demic affairs, and Mike Capaccio, 
executive director of the Sea- 
hawk Club, spoke. The chapter 
supported the men's basketball 
team through the regular season 
and the CAA Tournament, but it 
was the NCAA tournament event 
at Playmakers that brought out 
over 50 alumni to watch the Sea- 
hawks play Maryland on the big 
screen. The chapter held its an- 
nual Durham Bulls baseball event 
on May 4, a perfect day for base- 

Washington, D.C., 

Some members of the D.C. Chap- 
ter attended two UNCW men's 
basketball games this year: Jan. 
27 when the Seahawks played at 
George Mason University and 
Feb. 22 at Towson. Twenty- 
five people attended a chap- 
ter-sponsored baseball event 
April 25 at Camden Yards when 
the Baltimore Orioles played 
the Boston Red Sox. The chap- 
ter has started happy hour 
events for alumni in both D.C. 
and Baltimore and is planning 
another baseball event at 
Camden Yards for later this 
summer. The chapter is plan- 
ning an event for incoming 
UNCW freshmen from the Wash- 
ington, D.C, area to wish them 
well as they venture to Wilming- 
ton to begin their college ca- 
reers. Contact: Chen Arnott '97, 

Watson School of 
Education Chapter 

Ann Grose '90 was reelected 
chapter president at the spring 
dinner on May 1. Dr. Cathy Bar- 
low, dean of the Watson School 
of Education, was guest speaker 
at the meeting and gave an up- 
date on the construction on the 
School of Education building. 
Scott Joyner, director of devel- 
opment for the school of educa- 
tion, discussed fund-raising ef- 
forts. Recipients of the Watson 
School of Education Alumni 
Scholarships are Jennifer 
Chipman and Andrea Ervin, The 
chapter plans to continue its 
mentoring bookmark for student 
teachers, its Distinguished Alum- 

College Chapter 

Wilmington College alumni have 
reached the $21,000 mark in 
their effort to raise $25K to en- 
dow a scholarship in the name of 
Wilmington College. They hope 
to reach their goal by June 30. 
They meet monthly at Jackson's 
Big Oak Barbecue in Wilmington 
to keep the connection strong 
between those who experienced 
student life at "the college." On 
May 16, chapter representative 
Jim Medlin '50, professor emeri- 
tus J. Marshall Crews and Execu- 
tive Director Pat Smith '72 trav- 
eled to Raleigh to present an 
appeal to the N. C. Highway His- 
torical Marker Advisory Commit- 
tee regarding the rejected pro- 
posal to mark the original site of 
Wilmington College at the now 
razed site of the Isaac Bear El- 
ementary School on 13"' and 
Market streets. The June 7 re- 
union held at the North Carolina 
Aquarium at Fort Fisher was en- 
joyed by all. Special thanks go to 
Bill and Bob Dobo for securing 
the aquarium for this special re- 
union celebration. 

Young Alumni Council 

Approximately 25 area alumni 
participated in a "career expo" 
sponsored by the council in co- 
operation with UNCW Career Ser- 
vices, joining 
current stu- 
dents to net- 
work with po- 
The council is 
hosting a 
cookout for 
members on 
June 14 at 

Beach. The next major event will 
be Oct. 3-5 during Riverfest. The 
Young Alumni Council is open to 
1993-2003 graduates. Contact: 
Tom Gale '98, 

Young Alumni Council 
at Wise Alumni House. 

Spring/Summer 2003 

UNCW Magazine 17 


Beverly Parsons W'hisnant '57 was 
honored as Wake Forest's Citizen of 
the Year. She is a vital part of her 
communit)'. and this is evident in her 
invohTment as a charter member of 
the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club, past 
officer and head of docents at Wake 
Forest Birthplace Museum, member of 
the Wake Forest Woman's Club and 
the Historic Preservation Commission. 
She is president of the Wake Forest 
Community Council and a teacher for 
the Hispanic outreach minis tr)'at Wake 
Forest Baptist Church. 

David Allen '69 was featured in an 
article on the front page of Jan. 15, 
2003, Wilmington Star-News Neigh- 
bors section. He retired injanuarv- as 
assistant principal at New Hanover 
High School and was given the 
Superintendent's Award for making a 
significant difference in the lives of 
New Hanover County children. He is 
teaching French and creative wTiting 
on a part-time basis at North Brun- 
swick Hioh School. 

Susan Moss Deans '84 is the regional 
inclusion specialist with Partnerships 
for Inclusion. She and her husband, 
John, have two children, Drake and 
Timothy. The family resides in 

Jill Kremer Cogdill '85 has published 
her hrst children's book. Crackci the 
Crab and the Sideways Aftcnwon. She 
illustrated the book which was written 
by her husband Michael. The couple 
lives in Greenville, S.C., where Jill 
runs her business, Jill K. Cogdill and 
Associates. Information on the book 

can be viewed at www. two 

Shannon Baker Forsythe "89 was cho- 
sen as Employee of the First Quarter 
for Urology Associates of SENC, PA. 
She has W'Orked with them for 13 years 
and is the administrative assistant. 

The Cleveland Indians in March pro- 
moted Carl Willis '90 to major league 
pitching coach. He is in his seventh 
season with the organization, having 
served the last tw^o seasons at AAA 

Rhonda Ezzcll Jessup '92 was fea- 
tured in a full-page feature article in 
the April 13 edition of the Goldshoro 
Sews-Argus, titled "A balanced life; 
Rhonda Jessup finds Joy in time spent 
with family and college." Jessup is 
director of public affairs for Mount 
Olive College. She and her husband. 
Roger, have a son and are expecting 
their second child in October, 

Jack McGinley 
'92 was promoted 
to financial ser- 
vices manager at 
First Citizens 
Bank in 

FayetteviUe. Jack 
also serves as an 
executive board 
member and trea- 
surer of the 

FayetteviUe DowntowTi Alliance, fi- 
nance committee member for the 
United Way of Cumberland County 
and board member for the Methodist 
College Foundation. 

Sterling Pendleton '92, who has a 
master s degree in political science from 
Appalachian State University and a 
J.D. from Ohio Northern University, is 

Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer 
m the U.S. Air Force. 

Sam White '92 is the editor of BilZ/is/itng 
Magazine, the official pubhcation of 
the World Billfish Series. He resides in 
St. Petersburg, Fla 

Leon Pruzan '93 
was elected vice 
Citizens Bank m 
where he is a re- 
tail market ex- 
ecutive. He is a 
board member of 
the Wilmington 

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Children's Museum, a member of the 
Wrightsville Beach King Mackerel 
Tournament Committee and treasurer 
of the Wilmington 'V'oung Life Com- 

Gail York-Scimeca "95 received a 
master's degree in higher education 
administration from Appalachian State 
University and was accepted into the 
Educational Specialist Program at ASU. 

Bonnie Baxter Briceno "96 is a media 
specialist with Montgomery Count}' 
Public Schools in Rockville. Md., where 
she resides. 

McGavock Henderson Edwards '96 

was awarded the professional designa- 
tion Accredited in Public Relations 
(APR) by the Public Relations Societv' 
of America. She is a pubhc relations 
counselor v\ith Epley Associates in Ra- 
leigh and IS a member of the UNCW 
Alumni Association Board of Directors. 

Jennifer Dearolf '98M graduated from 
Cornell Universityin2002\\ith a Ph.D. 
in zoology. She is an assistant profes- 
sor at Hendrix College, where she 
teaches comparative vertebrate 
anatomy, senior seminar and 
organismal biology. 

Katherine Tootoo Makepeace '98 was 
named co-leader of local chapter of 
Mothers & More, a nonprofit organi- 
zation. Lawrence Makepeace '99 is a 
financial advisor with Merrill L)Tich in 
Wilmington. The couple has two chil- 
dren, Rachel and SamueL 

was promoted to 
financial senices 
manager at First 
Citizens Bank in 
Wendell. Lesia is 
a member of the 
Economic Devel- 
opment Commit- 
tee for the 
Wendell Chamber of Commerce. 

W heeler 

Liz Cherry '99 is enrolled in the soci- 
ology graduate program at the Univer- 
sity of Georgia in Athens. 

Heather Nanni DeBuse '98 is a third 
grade teacher at Chesapeake Academy 
in Arnold. Md. She and her husband, 
Mark, reside in Edgevvater. Md. 

Ross Sparboe '99 was accepted in the 
Vlaster of Social Work Program at the 
University of South Carohna. 

Stephen Bon '01 is a staff wTiter with 
The Stale Port Pilot in Southport. He 
covers the Brunswick Count}' govern- 
ment, the judicial system, law enforce- 
ment and the Town of St. James. 

Denise Malloy Hubbard *01M is the 
development coordinator for the Cape 
Fear Museum. 

Christine Huber "01 opened a new 
restaurant. Fibber McGee's, in Wrights- 
ville Beach. 

Tony McEvven '01 was elected vice 
president of the Young Democrats of 
North Carolina. He won the seat at the 

Rhoades' fellowship provides new perspectives 

By Stephanie L. Kirby '03 

Michael Rhoades OlM was one of the 63 
individuals across the nation to receive 
the 2003 American Marshall Memorial 
Fellowship for three weeks of intensive 
study of European institutions and Euro- 
pean and transatlantic economic, political 
and social issues. 

Rhoades said the time he spent this spring 
with the European Parliament gave him a 
great opportunity to hear the concerns of 
the EU concerning the U.S./Iraq war. "Re- 
gardless of how we stand in our support 

for a war with Iraq, we must now deal 
with the global consequences of the fail- 
ure to find a diplomatic compromise at 
the UN. The UN. NATO and the EU in- 
stitutions have been destabilized at a cru- 
cial time in their histon.- and 
development." said Rhoades. 

The goal of the fellowship is to educate 
the next generation of American leaders 
on the importance of the transatlantic re- 
lationship and to equip them with the 
knowledge to work with European coun- 

terparts on a range of international and 
domestic issues. 

A state lobbyist and advocate for pro- 
grams that support people with disabili- 
ties, Rhoades is the owner of Learning 
Perspectives Inc. which provides outpa- 
tient rehabilitation services for children 
who suffer from chronic developmental or 
neurobiological disorders. He is also vice 
president active for programs with the 
Cape Eear Chapter of the North Carolina 
World Trade Association. 

18 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2003 

organizations spring 2003 statewide 
convention in Chapel Hill 

Ryan M. Aulry "02 received liis com- 
mission as a naval officer after com- 
pleting Officer Candidate School at 
Naval Aviation Schools Command, Na- 
val Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. 

Leanna Daly '02 is working in the 
pediatric ICU at Duke University Medi- 
cal Center. She resides in Durhani- 

Adrien Lopez "02 
was awarded a 
2003-04 Rotary 
Scholarship from 
Rotary District 
7730 which cov- 
ers Southeastern 
North Carolina, 
She will attend 
graduate school at Universidad Catohca 
de Valparaiso in Valparaiso, Chile. The 
scholarship \\i\\ enable Lopez to study 
abroad for one year and provide fund- 
ing for transportation, tuition and fees, 
room, board, educational supplies and 
language training. It is valued at 
$25,000. Lopez has been teaching En- 


glish at Day Star School in Juticalpa, 

Hilar)' Snow '02 is a staff wTiter with 
The State Port Pilot in Southport. She 
covers news and feature events. 


Jeffrey J. Larson '82 and Inga S, 
Stumborg on Oct. 5. 2002. 

William J. Haughton '84 and Nina 
AuyeungonSept. 9, 2001. The couple 
resides in Newark, Del. 

Michelle Calderone '92 and Chris 
Widmann on July 6, 2002. Michelle is 
manager of clinical development for 
Inspire Pharmaceuticals Inc. in 
Durham. The couple resides in Cary. 

Christopher L. Blair '94 and Erin A. 

Brown '92 on Nov. 9, 2002. The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

April Dean '95 and Ke\in Dilda on 
April 12, 2003. The couple resides in 
Ml. Olive. 

Heather L. McKinnon '95 and Richard 
K. Lane on March 16, 2002. Heather is a 
loan officer with Adantic Bay Mortgage. 

The couple resides in Wilmington. 

Stephanie Felling '96 and Glenn 
Blackburn on Oct. 19. 2002. The couple 
lives in Wilmington. 

Chad K. Parks '98 and Susan L. Mills 
on April 26, 2003, The couple resides 
in Wilmington. 

Melissa D. Wells '98 and Keith Daniel 
on March 22, 2003. Melissa is em- 
ployed by the Pender County Board of 

Brandon R. Hall "99 and Kristy L. 

Barnes '00 on Nov, 2, 2002. Brandon 
is an assistant baseball coach at UNC 
Charlotte, and Kristy is family services 
director for the Simmons YMCA. The 
couple resides in Charlotte 

Kimberly A. Kelly '99 and Marty S, 
Longbottom on April 26, 2003. They 
reside in Wilmington. 

Mary Lou Klein '99 and Scott 
Schweizer on Nov. 30, 2002. Mary Lou 

is a research assistant at the Llniversity 
of Pittsburgh. The couple resides in 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Howard Luckenbaugh '99 and 
Michelle Pence on April 19. 2003. 

Four UNCW alumni graduated in 2002 
from North Carolina Central School of 
Law. Alt passed the N. C. State Bar and 
are practicing law. Pictured, left to 
right, are: Emily M. Jordan '99, Brian M. 
Bullard '92, Cameron F. Harrison '96 
and Devon White '93, '95M. Bullard and 
White were notional finalists in the 
2003 American Bar Association 
Negotiation Competition in 

World class kiteboarder faces toughest contest yet 

By Heather White '03 

It is hard to imagine how one day you are 
skimming across the surface of the ocean 
using a large kite to power your way 
through the waves, and the next day you 
are battling a life-threatening disease. 

After her victor)- m a kiteboarding compe- 
tition in Baja Sur, Mexico, former UNCW 
volleyball player Sheldon Plentovich '93 
found herself fighting for her life, instead 
of a good wind. 

Plentovich had not been feeling well when 
a nagging tooth infection forced her to see 
a doctor. The blood test revealed the un- 
imaginable. The well-known kiteboarder 
was diagnosed with leukemia in January 

Jen Parks Pate, her former UNCW room- 
mate, said she is looking at this as another 
kiteboarding competition, where she will 
do everything possible to come out on 
top. "Right now she is busy challengmg 
her doctors by coming up with new ideas 
for treatment and by researching all the 
medicine she is administered," said Pate. 

After undergoing chemotherapy treat- 
ments in Hawaii, Plentovich is in Seattle, 
Wash., where, in late April, she completed 
a bone marrow transplant with her 
brother, Todd, serving as the donor. 


"Sheldon is a strong 
and amazing per- 
son," said Pate. "If 
anyone will beat 
this disease it will 
be her. She is tak- 
ing this challenge 
on headfirst by 
keeping her spirits 
up and focusing on 

her recovery. Sheldon is keeping a great 
attitude and is already asking doctors how 
soon it will be before she can be back on 
the water." 

Originally from Portsmouth, Va., 
Plentovich was a student-athlete who ex- 
celled both inside and outside the class- 
room at UNCW. 

"Sheldon was one of the most dedicated, 
driven and intelligent volleyball players I 
have ever experienced in my 19 years of 
coaching at the Division 1 level," said 
Kathy McDaniel, the former UNCW vol- 
leyball coach. "She had a positive and 
competitive personality and she was more 
than willing to go the extra mile to be the 
best athlete and student as possible." 

Plentovich has won several first-and sec- 
ond-place kiteboarding championships all 

over the world including first-place at the 
Red Bull King of the Air Championship in 

Plentovich has been living in Kailua, Ha- 
waii, for the past three years where she is 
a doctoral student and a National Science 
Foundation K-12 teaching fellow at the 
University of Hawaii, Manoa. 

According to Plentovich's Web site, the 
teaching program gives her the opportu- 
nity to share her interests with students 
and teachers. She believes that education 
IS the key to conservation in the future. 

Plentovich conducts research on endan- 
gered species for the United States Fish 
and Wildlife Service. She specializes in 
restoration ecology and conservation biol- 
ogy and recently spent two years on a 
South Pacific island studying the Marianas 

Her family and friends are joining forces 
to help her beat this disease. One way 
they are showing their support is by rais- 
ing money to pay her medical and living 
expenses while she is hospitalized and re- 
ceiving treatment. In Wilmington, they 
organized a volleyball tournament in May 
at Capt'n Bills Bar and Grill with all pro- 
ceeds going to a fund to help Plentovich. 

Spring/Summer 2003 

UNCW Magazine 19 


Howard works for IBM and resides m 

Ray Shisler "99 and Wendy Connolly 
on July 6, 2002. Ray was commis- 
sioned as an Army infantry second 
lieutenant, after completing Officer 
Candidate School in January. The 
couple resides in Columbus, Ga 

Norwood E. Bryan III 'OOM and 
Candee L. Blanlon '00 on March 8, 
2003. Norwood is president of and Candee is em- 
ployed by Holland Consulting Plan- 
ners Inc. The couple resides in 

Maryanna Gross "00 and William 
Bostwick on June 29, 2002. Mar\'anna 
is a fifth grade teacher at Newport 
Elementary. The couple resides in 
Morehead City. 

Nancy S. Edmonds '01 and Jeremy E. 
Martin on Oct. 4, 2002. The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

Bonnie Mangum '01 and Dustin 
Braudway on Oct. 19. 2002. The couple 
lives in Wilmington 

Kasey N. Hewett '03 and Matthew A. 
Abbott on Dec. 28, 2002. Kasey is 
employed by Captain Nance Seafood 
Restaurant in Calabash and is a stu- 
dent teacher at Union Primary School. 
The couple resides in Ocean Isle Beach. 

To Karla Alston Brown '89 and her hus- 
band Kevin, a daughter. Kenned)' Alexis, 
on Jan. 29, 2003. The family resides in 
Minneapolis, Minn., where Karla is a 
recruiter for Deluxe Corporation. 

To Melanie Shatterly Smith '91 and 
her husband Br)'an, a son, Robert 
Ethan, on June 3, 2002. Melanie is 
employed with Clinton City Schools 
as an AG resource teacher at Sampson 
Middle School. The family resides m 

To Denise Paliwoda Dillon '92 and 
her husband Michael, a daughter, 
Caroline Asbury, on Aug. 27, 2002. 
The family resides in Bayonne, N J. 

To Adrienne Boyle Althen "93 and her 
husband Howard, a son, William 
Harrison, on Nov. 13, 2002. 

To David M. Brock "93 and his wife 
Allison, a daughter, Ruth Ainsleigh, 
on Aug. 17, 2002. 

To Malinda Farmer Hall '93 and her 
husband Jason, a daughter, Sydney 
Sheffield, on Sept. 13, 2001. Mahnda is 
piloting a kindergarten AG Program for 
at-risk students with North Carolina 
Department of Public Instruction and 
Duke University. She also serves as a 
cooperating teacherforUNCW interns. 

Laura Stanley Khorozov '95 and her 
husband Edward, a son, Lucas Charles, 
on Jan. 31, 2003. Laura is in the gradu- 
ate speech pathology program at 
Florida Atlantic University. 

Tina Gamer McGraw '96, and her 

husband William, a daughter, Sydney 

Elizabeth, on May 30, 2002. 

Devereaux B. Overby '54 of Charlotte 
on Dec. 25, 2002. 

James C. 'Mr. P' Piner of Wilmington 
on April 6, 2003. 

Troy Henry '70 of Bolivia on Feb. 23, 
2003. He donated a 108-acre tract in 
Brunswick County, now called Ev- 
Henwood, to UN CW for use as a coastal 
forest research and teaching station. 

Yvonne C. Thompson "76 of Carolina 
Beach on Dec. 4, 2002. 

David H. Grubbs "94 of Raleigh on 
April 23, 2003. 

Gray K. Mauldin '01 of Concord on 
Feb. 5, 2003. 

Jeremy M. Giilikin '02 of Morehead 
City on Oct, 12,2002. 

Erin O. Valentine '02 of Mary\'ille, 
Tenn.,on Dec. 31. 2002. 


Franklin H. Allen of Wilmington died 
on March 14, 2003. He taught in the 
Biology Department at UNCW until 
his retirement in 1981. He was depart- 
ment chair from 1959 to 1969 and 
received the Board of Trustees Teach- 
ing Excellence Award in 1979. The 
Franklin H. Allen Scholarship was es- 
tabhshed at UNCW in his honor. 

Dr. John T. Dees of Bald Head is- 
land died on Feb. 7, 2003. He was a 
former member of the UNCW Board 
of Trustees. 

TabithaHulaff McEachemonMay 17, 
2003. She was a long-time supporter of 
UNCW and the UNCW Alumni Asso- 
ciation. With her support the univer- 
sity created scholarships and endowed 
a lifelong learning series. She also as- 
sisted in the retirement of the loan to 
support the restoration and reno\ation 
of Wise Alumni House, 

Henry L. "Hank" Moore Jr. of Wilm- 
ington died on Feb. 25, 2003. An avid 
Seahawks fan. Hank was retired from 
the UNCW Athletics Department. 

Dr. Mary Boney Sheats of Wilming- 
ton died on Oct. 29, 2002. She was a 
professor in the Rehgion Department 

at UNCW from 1983-86. 

Eyl preparing for cross country fund-raising trek 

By Heather White '03 

This September, Christopher E\l 93 will 
begin his 26-day, 2,876-mile bike ride 
across the U.S. to raise funds for 
CrossRoads; Sexual Assault Response & 
Resource Center of Alamance County. 

"I have the opportunity to put my cycling 
lifestyle into good use by helping the 
community bring the issue at hand to the 
forefront," Eyl said. "Besides, 1 have al- 
ways dreamed about crossing a continent 
by bicycle, and what better way to make a 

Since October 2002, Eyl has been training 
for the journey that will take htm from 
Irvine, Calif., on Sept. 28 to Savannah, Ga. 
on Oct. 23. He keeps an online journal that 
details his strategy to ride an average of 
115 miles per day. Eyl hopes that other cy- 
clists will see what he is doing and join in. 

Eyl, an avid mountain biker who has only 
been "road riding" for a year, realizes that 
his journey will not he an easy task. 

"It is going to 
be fun, but it is 
also going to 
require really 
hard work and 
determination. 1 
will be riding 
over 100 miles 
a day and then 
meeting up 
with sexual as- 
sault centers in 

the destination cities. I will also be updat- 
ing my ride journal including pictures, as 
well as answering e-mails during the 
ride," said Eyl. 

.Another motivation for Eyl is his 10-year- 
old daughter, Jasmyn. 

"1 have a daughter who is in an age group 
at high risk for sexual assault," said Eyl. "I 
feel it is my obligation to know and un- 
derstand how to deal with the issue and to 
help make sure agencies like CrossRoads 

have enough funding to keep their doors 
open in order to help victims." 

Eyl's goal is to raise $12,000 by asking 
people, organizations and businesses to 
make a contribution per mile or sponsor a 
day during the ride. "I am donating $500 
and asking certain people in the commu- 
nity to match my gift," said Eyl. 

A graphic designer at Elon University, Eyl 
has created a bike ride Web site 
index. html) to raise awareness and chal- 
lenge communities to get involved. After 
the ride, Eyl plans to build a Web site for 
the local family/domestic abuse center. 

Eyl believes the key to volunteering is 
finding something that gives you mean- 
ing, and sticking with it. He feels if you 
dive into volunteering and give it your all, 
you will get tenfold in return. He ex- 
plains, "Volunteering is about helping 
others who need help, it's about commu- 
nity and it will give your life meaning." 

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Spring/Summer 2003 



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Ray CockrelL '88, '95M 392.4647 

Vice Chair 

Ed Vosnock'71 675.2788 


Nadine Batuyios '73 799.6527 


Donis Noe Smith '86, '94M 792.0805 

Immediate Past Chair 

Bill Herrett '87 452.4123 

Board Members 

Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 .... 799.9496 

Tish Brissette '75 256.4695 

McGavock Edwards '96 862.0023 

Becky Fancher '78 799.8377 

Dru Farrar'73 392.4324 

Todd Godin '96 270.7789 

Livian Jones '95M 395.5756 

David Keifer'96 762.9374 

Neal Leeper '95 794.1430 

Gia Todd-Long '91 799.9046 

Joanie D. Martin '91 397.9063 

Dianne Matthews '01 392.2959 

Meghan McCleery '98 919.380.0289 

Morgan Harris McKoy '99 350.2674 

Tricia Staton '93 256.6313 

Mark Tyler '87 313.3333 

Sherred Weidner '82 791.2910 

Mike Wilson '89M 452.2971 

AAGA Chapter 

Ophelia Anderson '87 642.3741 

Cameron School of Business Chapter 

Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 .... 799.9496 

Cape Fear Chapter 

Jodi Chilcote '98 793.5797 

Charlotte Chapter 

Sandy Saburn '89 704.643.0616 

Communication Studies Chapter 

Aaron Oliver '81 251.5743 

School of Nursing Chapter 


Triad Chapter 


Triangle Chapter 

Bekki Bennett '91 919.362.7152 

Watson School of Education Chapter 

Ann Grose '90 392.4520 

Past Chair's Council 

Becky Blackmore '75 791.9110 

Young Alumni Council 

Tom Gale '98 383.6860 


Jennifer Adams '00 799.5878 

Patrick Gunn '00 794.9364 

Stephen Hobbs '76 791.2562 

Jenean Todd 313.1995 

Jason Wheeler '99 231.8887 

Executive Director 

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Data collected 
to help set goals 

In a benchmarking study begun 
shortly after she was named chan- 
cellor in March. Dr. Rosemar)' 
DePaolo is minmg data and gath- 
ering broad input in the quest to 
take UNCW from good to great. 

During fall meetings of the trust- 
ees, foundation, board of \'isitors 
and alumni. Chancellor DePaolo 
presented performance data about 
other institutions of higher edu- 
cation to which UNCW IS either 
comparable or aspires. 

"When 1 came here. I approached 
the complex organization that is 
UNCW b)' doing research," she 
said. "The universit)' is at a critical 
juncture in our history. We have 
to define who we are and what we 
want to be." 

Chancellor DePaolo will be using 
data from the study and forums 
with faculty, staff and students to 
discuss the direction UNCW 
should take under her leadership. 

Initially, the study examined 1 14 
variables at 33 universities. The 
study was then narrowed to 
seven universities (College of 
William and Mary, University of 
Richmond, James Madison Uni- 
versity, Appalachian State Uni- 
versity, College of Charleston, 
Murray State Universit)' and UNC 
Charlotte) to enable a better un- 
derstanding of UN CWs strengths 
and weaknesses. 

Topics include student demo- 
graphics, comparisons of on- and 
off-campus housing rates, reten- 
tion, tuition, as well as availability 
of merit scholarships and size of 
endowments. A surprising hnd- 
ingnoted the competitive amount 
of research UNCW conducts in 
comparison with other nationally 
ranked universities known as 
"research institutions." 

Another positive finding was the 
89 percent graduation rate for 
UNCWs student athletes, a fact 
that was highlighted this fall by 
USA Today as the highest athlet- 

UNCW is sixth in U.S.News 
annual college rankings 

UNC Wilmington moved to 
sixth among public universities 
in the South in the 2004 
U.S.News & World Report col- 
lege rankings. UNCW is tied for 
18th. among the 131 public and 
private comprehensive univer- 
sities in the southern region. 

ics graduation rate in NCAA Di- 
vision I schools without football. 

More disturbing was the four- 
year downward trend in giving 
among UNCW alumni, down 
from a high of 14.7 percent m 
2000 to 11 percent for 2002. 

"This information will help us 
hnd out what we're great at as 
well as areas that clearly need 
attention," she told the founda- 
tion board. "From that, we will 
identify goals that we can all agree 
are universit\'-wide priorities and 
then allocate resources to achieve 
those goals." 

Moving alumni gi\ing up to 16 
percent by 2008 has already been 
identified as a critical uni\ersity- 
wide goal and an action plan is 

Information about the 
chancellor's benchmark study 
ma)' be viewed at 

National Geographic features 
UNCWs underwater laboratory 

The September issue of National Gcograpliic featured UNCWs 
underwater laboratory, Aquarius, in a 13-page article. 

Author Gregor)' S. Stone of the New England Aquarium described 
life in Aquarius during a six-day mission to surgically tag several 
different species of fish. This procedure will help scientists follow 
fish migration patterns to aid in preventing pollution, overfishing 
and destruction to their habitat. National Geographic photographer 
Brian Skern.' illustrated the step-by-step process of how the surger- 
ies were performed underwater. 

Through Stone's personal accounts, the article gives insights into a 
typical mission aboard Aquarius including life in tight quarters and 
precautions which must be taken while living 85 feet underwater 
and while resurfacing. He was part of a team of six, including three 
scientists, a National Geographic photographer, a medical doctor 
and a technician. 

Aquarius, located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, is 
owned and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) and operated by UNCW. 

The stor)' can be read online at htlp://magnia. 

"I am extremely pleased to see 
that the university has pro- 
gressed in the U.S.News 
rankings. This news reinforces 
my belief that UNCW is an out- 
standing institution. It reflects 
the contribution of everv'one on 
campus." said Chancellor Rose- 
mary DePaolo. "This great news 
is the springboard we need as 
we work to establish UNCW as 
the preeminent public univer- 
sity in the South." 

UNCW is in the "universities- 
master's" category which in- 
cludes those institutions that 
provide a full range of under- 
graduate and master's level pro- 
grams, but few, if any doctoral 

Among the public universities 
in the South, UNCW is ranked 
sixth behind James Madison 
University, Mar)' Washington 
College, The Citadel, Appala- 
chian State University and Col- 
lege of Charleston. 

Another prominent publication, 
Kipliiigcr's, ranked UNCW 
35th among the top 100 best 
public colleges which combine 
great academics and affordable 

Lakeside Halt was dedicated in honor 
of Chancellor Emeritus James R. 
Leutze on Nov. 7. Occupied in August 
2001, Leutze Hall is the university's 
newest classroom building. Leutze 
retired as chancellor June 30, 2003, 
after a distinguished 13-year career 
at UNCW. 

UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2003 



""" MJUBUniuiiuiiimi] 

Administrative changes made 


Max Allen joined Chancellor 
Rosemary DePaolo at UNCW in 
July as special assistant. He over- 
sees the operations of the 
Chancellor's Office and univer- 
sity relations. 

Allen had worked as DePaolo's 
e.xecutive assistant at Georgia 
College & State University and 
was director of university rela- 
tions there. 

He spent a total of 
nine years at 
GC&SU, serving 
two presidents and 
utilizing his public 
relations skills to de- 
velop many new ini- 
tiatives, including a 
new statewide pro- 
file and image for 
GC&SU and its lib- 
eral arts mission. 
Prior to that he was a lieutenant 
commander in the United States 
Navy, retiring after 18 years as a 
public affairs officer where he 
was spokesman for the Navy's 
involvement in the Challenger 
space shuttle disaster. 

Mark Lanier, assistant to 
Chancellor James R. Leutze, has 
remained as assistant and over- 
sees state and federal govern- 
mental relations, board of trustees 
affairs and planning. 

Paul Hosier, interim provost 
and vice chancellor for aca- 
demic affairs, agreed to remain 
in his position for another year. 
Chancellor DePaolo asked 
Hosier to create a task force for 
international studies and to re- 
view the university's basic 
studies curriculum. 

Timjordan, 'Vice Chancellor for 
Business Affairs, retired, effec- 
tive Oct. 1 . He served the univer- 
sity for 31 years with almost 40 
years of total state service. 

A 1969 business graduate of 
'Wilmington College, Jordan was 
first employed at UNCW as an 
accountant trainee. He served 
in a variety of roles over the 
years with increasing responsi- 
bilities in accounting and fi- 
nance, culminating with his 

appointment as vice chancellor 
July 2000. 

Kay 'Ward, associate vice chan- 
cellor for finance, was appointed 
acting vice chancellor while the 
university undertakes a search 
for a permanent replacement. 

Robert E. Tyndall has added 
senior management oversight 
of the Division for Public Ser- 
vice and Continuing 
Studies to his cur- 
rent responsibilities 
as associate provost 
and vice chancellor 
for the Information 
Technology Systems 

Tyndall assumed the 
duties Sept. 30 upon 
the retirement of 
James Edmundson, 
who had served as 
interim vice chancellor for pub- 
lic service since June. This was 
Edmundson's second retire- 
ment from UNCW, having 
served 25 years in the field of 
continuing education. Tyndall 
will retain his new duties until 
a new person arrives after a 
national search is conducted, 
likely by July 1, 2004. 

Raymond Burt, associate dean 
of the College of Arts and Sci- 
ences and professor of German, 
assumed the position of assis- 
tant vice chancellor for academic 
affairs. He replaces Melton 
McLaurin, who retired June 30. 
Burt is responsible for academic 
policies and faculty develop- 
ment, as well as overseeing the 
Honors Scholars Program and 
addressing student issues for 
academic affairs. 

Mark Cox stepped down as chair 
of the Department of Creative 
'Writing to pursue a book project 
to be published by University of 
Pittsburgh Press. Philip Gerard 
was appointed interim chair for 
the fall semester, after which 
Philip Furia will fill out the re- 
mainder of Cox's term through 
Spring 2005. 

This fall a total of 49 new ten- 
ure-track faculty were hired. 

"As earth movers, orange fences and construction! crews become 
regular features of the UNCW campus, new and improved 
facilities are becoming realities for our students," said Ed Davis, 
associate vice chancellor for facilities. 

Summer 2003 saw the completion of Cornerstone Hall, a state- 
of-the-art residence hall, refurbishment of more than si.x campus 
apartment buildings and life safety improvements for Galloway 
and Graham-Hewlett halls. 

"We replaced old fire alarm systems in Galloway and Graham- 
Hewlett that were beginning to fail. These new addressable sys- 
tems will result in reduced response times in the event of a fire 
emergency," said Steve Weitnauer, facilities planning and design 

Another project completed in summer 2003 was a floor repair 
and renovation of Wagoner Dining Hall. The renovations, com- 
bined with a new restaurant-style dining concept, have dramati- 
cally increased Wagoner's popularity with students, faculty and 
staff. Transactions are up 28.6 percent over last year. 

Eriday Hall Annex and expansions of the Warehouse and Print 
Shop were also completed last spring and summer. 

Projects currently underway include the primary electrical dis- 
tribution system upgrade. This large-scale infrastructure project 
will allow the university to power its new and expanded build- 
ings and is on track for completion in January 2004. 

The Watson School of Education building is about 80 percent 
complete, according to Vince Mannella, construction services 

Renovations began on Westside Hall in October. Heating and air, 
fire alarm and other infrastructure systems are being modern- 
ized; the floor plan renovated from the old cafeteria plan to a 
more efficient office plan and an addition are being constructed. 

The end of this year also will see renovations beginning on 
Hoggard Hall and Kenan House. 

And in early 2004, the university will break ground on a new 
sports medicine facility and a computer information systems 
classroom building. 

UNCW Diversity Initiative 
Planning Committee in place 

Acting on recommendations made by the Chancellor's Task Eorce 
on Diversity in April, Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo has appointed 
the UNCW Diversity Initiative Planning Committee. 

As chairman, Denis Carter, associate vice chancellor of academic 
affairs, has been charged with creating a campus-wide, comprehen- 
sive plan, strategy and timetable. The committee has already devel- 
oped a plan of action. One of its first acts was to develop a definition 
of diversity, which was approved by the UNCW Board of Trustees 
at their Oct. 17 meeting. 

The goal of the committee is to create an inclusive campus consid- 
ering the needs of students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni 
and community. A report to the chancellor is expected to be 
finalized in April 2004. 

Fall/'Winter 2003 

UNCW Magazine 

Photo by Molly Rushing 

Robert Welts, former chairman of 
the NX. Utilities Commission and 
former mayor of High Point, joins 
Sylvia Angel at one of the thematic 
displays set up at the Holiday Inn 
Sunspreeforthe premiere screening 
of the UNCW educational 
documentary JrouMed Waters: The 
Illusion of Abundance. About 300 
people attended the Oct. 5 event in 
anticipation of that week's 
statewide airing of the documentary 
on public television. An educators' 
resource Web site provides 
additional resources and activities 
for teachers and students at 

Hunt receives teaching excellence award 

James B.Hunt, professor of man- 
agement and marketing in the 
Cameron School of Business, 
received the UNCW Board of 
Trustees Teaching Excellence 

He was among 12 faculty mem- 
bers recognized for their teach- 
ing excellence and scholarship 
at the fall faculty meeting. 

The UNCW Board of Trustees 
Teaching Excellence Award was 
given to Hunt in recognition of 
his significant contributions to 
higher education through dedi- 
cation and service to students. 
This award includes a one-time 
$1,500 stipend and a Distin- 
guished Teaching medallion. 

Hunt was also one of three 
faculty members to receive the 
Distinguished Teaching Profes- 
sorship. The others were Don 
Habibi, professor in the Philoso- 
phy and Religion Departinent, 
and Michael Messina, associate 
professor in the Chemistry 
Department. Distinguished pro- 
fessorships recognize faculty who 
make outstanding contributions 
to teaching at UNCW and come 
with a three-year $5,000 stipend 
and medallion. 

Graduation rate best nationally 

UNC Wilmington ranked first in the country among non-football 
playing NCAA Division 1 schools for freshmen student-athlete gradu- 
ation rates and tied for fourth overall among NCAA Division I institu- 
tions, according to a report published by USA Today. 

The rankings were detennined by federal graduation rate forms com- 
pleted by each institution and identified freshmen who entered in the 
fall of 1995 and had six years to graduate. There are 327 NCAA Division 
I schools overall and 87 Division I-AAA or non-football playing schools. 

UNCW, which sponsors 19 intercollegiate sports, graduated 89 percent 
of its 36 freshmen student-athletes who entered in 1995. The Seahawks 
finished ahead of Manhattan , Gonzaga, Birmingham Southern, Mercer, 
Creighton, Quinnipiac, Providence and St. Bonaventure. Among all 
NCAA Division 1 schools, UNCW was behind Bucknell, Davidson and 
Notre Dame. 

"We take a great deal of pride in our work in the classroom and have 
established a tradition of academic achievement here at UNCW," said 
Peg Bradley-Doppes, UNCWs athletic director. "It shows that we have 
our priorities in order and our students epitomize the role of the 

Awards for faculty scholarship 
were presented to Philip Gerard, 
professor of creative writing; 
Craig Galbraith, professor of 
management and marketing; 
and Ned Martin, professor of 
chemistr\'. These awards, which 
mclude a $ 1 ,500 stipend, recog- 
nize significant contributions to 
the university and the academic 
community through commit- 
ment to scholarship, research 
and creativity. 

Ann Pabst, professor of biologi- 
cal sciences, was given the 
Graduate Mentor Award, which 
recognizes faculty who excel at 
teaching at the graduate level 
and who have an established 

record of mentoring students 
who earned masters degrees. 
She received a $250 award and a 

The Chancellor's Teaching Ex- 
cellence Awards for 2003 were 
awarded to: Len Lecci, associate 
professor of psychology; 
Rebecca Lee, associate profes- 
sor of creative writing; Mike 
Perko, associate professor of 
health and applied human sci- 
ences; Jack Gowanjr., associate 
professor of informationsystems 
and operations management; 
andjohn Rice, associate profes- 
sor of specialty studies. Each 
recipient receives a $750 award 
and medallion. 


The UNCW Seahawk was wrested from its roost outside the Warwick Center 
this summer, but was safely returned and once again watches over the 
growing campus. The bronze statue was broken off from its granite base 
the night of July 21 and turned up two days later at a Wilmington 
apartment complex. Jeaneal Guy, a WECT-TV 6 photographer, spotted the 
statue and informed campus police. Although a $250 reword was offered, 
the identity of the thieves is still unknown. The statue, valued at $70,000, 
was reinstalled in September by artist Dumay Gorham III, son of Wilmington 
College alumni Dumay '58 and Louise '58 Gorham. Gorham added 
reinforcements in each of the Seahawk's legs to prevent future theft. For 
her assistance in the Seahawk's return to campus, Guy was awarded season 
tickets to UNCW men's basketball and a Seahawk Club shirt. 

UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2003 

The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club raised more 
than $13,000 at its annual tournament 
this fall for its endowment for a UNCW 
graduate fellowship in marine sciences. 
Pictured are Chip Collier, fellowship 
recipient: Robert Roer, dean of the UNCW 
Graduate School: Jason Lanier, biology 
major at UNCW: Fred Scharf, fisheries 
biologist and Tom Lankfordfrom the Center 
for Marine Science. To date the club has 
raised a total of $46,500. 

PPD supports 
new degree 
in nursing 

With financial assistance from 
Wilmington-based PPD Inc., the 
UNCW School of Nursing is 
working to establish the UNC 
system's first Bachelor of Sci- 
ence in Clinical Research. 

PPD IS providing $300,000 to 
develop the program. 

"Clinical research provides in- 
formation that ultimately im- 
proves health care for all, 
through the development of new 
medications, devices and treat- 
ments," said Virginia Adams, 
dean of the School of Nursing. 
"We're excited that PPD, a lead- 
ing global provider of discover)' 
and development services to the 
pharmaceutical and biotechnol- 
og)' industries, is investing in 
the preparation and education 
of clmical researchers." 

"We are pleased to work with 
the UNCW School of Nursing in 
developing this program and 
look forward to recruiting its 
top graduates to help us meet 
the growing global demand for 
our drug development ser\'ices," 
said Fred Eshelman, chief ex- 
ecutive officer of PPD. 

Program planning is underway. 
Prior to enrolling students, the 
UNC Board of Governors must 
approve the establishment of 
the degree. 

Seahawks prepare for fifth 
run to post-season berth 

The storm has passed UNC Wilmington, but many observers believe 
another one could be brewing as the Colonial Athletic Association's 
most successful team over the last 10 years reloads for yet another 
run at the league title. 

The Seahawks, who have rallied behind standout guard Brett "The 
Perfect Storm" Blizzard to four consecutive post-season berths, 
became the first conference team to win back-to-back titles in 12 
years when Coach Brad Brownell's club dominated the circuit last 
season and swept through the CAA Tournament once again. 

E.xperience and scoring top the wish list for Brownell, the CAA's 
Coach of the Year, who must replace the prolific Blizzard and tireless 
workhorse Craig Callahan. 

The return of starters Anthony Terrell and John Goldsberry should 
soften the blow, however. Several other players, including six 
newcomers, will compete for starting roles and Brownell expects 
that daily competition to be healthy. 

Terrell, the team's top returning scorer, begins his fourth season as 
a starter after averaging 7.3 points and 4.8 rebounds his junior year. 
The 6-7, 230-pounder out of Rowlett, Te.xas, reached double figures 
eight times in 2002-03, including a season-high 20 points with nine 
boards in UNCWs win over NCAA-bound East Tennessee State. 

One of the biggest surprises one year ago was the emergence of 
Goldsberr)-, a freshman playmaker who developed into the CAA's 
steadiest floor general. The 6-2, 185-pound bulldog set a school 
record for assists by a freshman and topped the loop in assist/ 
turnover ratio (2.89). 

Other returnees who should see plenty of playing time include 
Aaron Coombs (6-11, 250, Jr.), Joel Justus (6-6, 207, Sr.), Andy 
Gunn (6-2, 192, Sr.), Mitch Laue (6-7, 230, So.) and Beckham 
W>Tick(6-6, 220, So.). 

Two of the six newcomers in 2003-04 are transfers - Halston Lane 
and Taylor Lay. Lane, a 6-5, 210-pound guard, played two years at 
Georgia Tech and collected 6. 1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 3 1 games 
for the Yellow Jackets two years ago. Lay, a 6-7, 225-pound forward, 
has three years of eligibility remaining after collecting 4. 1 points and 
2.4 rebounds in 2001-02 at Denver. 

On paper, Brownell's first recruiting class ranks among the school's 
best in memory. It features freshmen T.J. Carter, Dejan Grkovic and 
Dave Noel, and junior college standout Ed Spencer. 


Beckham Wyrick, sophomore forward 
from Cincinnati, is introduced to 
the crowd gathered in Trask Coliseum 
for Midnite Madness on Oct. 17. 

men's basketball schedule 

Date Opponent Time 

Dec. 1 at Campbell 7 p.m. 

Dec. 4 at William & Mary 7 p.m. 

Dec. 17 UNCASHEVILLE 7 p.m. 

Dec. 22 CHARLESTON 7 p.m. 
*Dec. 28 UNC Chapel Hill 

(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) : p.m. 

Jan. 1 JAMES MADISON 2 p.m. 

•Jan. 3 at N.C. State 8 p.m. 

Jan. 7 WILLIAM & MARY 7 p.m. 

*Jan. 10 DREXEL 2 p.m. 

Jan. 14 VA COMMONWEALTH 7 p.m. 

Jan. 17 at Hofstra 4 p.m. 

Jan. 19 at Towson 7 p.m. 

•Jan. 21 GEORGE MASON 7 p.m. 
•Jan. 24 DELAWARE (Homecoming) 4 p.m. 

•Jan. 28 at Old Dominion 7 p.m. 

Jan. 31 at Drexel 1 p.m. 

•Feb. 4 OLD DOMINION 7 p.m. 
•Feb. 7 at Virginia Commonwealth 5 p.m. 

Feb. 11 TOWSON 7 p.m. 

Feb. 14 at James Madison 7 p.m. 

Feb. 16 at Delaware 7:30 p.m. 
•Feb. 21 at ESPN Bracket 

Buster Series TBA 

•Feb. 25 at George Mason 7 p.m. 

Feb. 28 HOFSTRA 4 p.m. 

Mar, 5-8 at CAA Tournament 
(Richmond, Va.) 

•Games are televised. Home games in CAPS. 

Seahawks' television coverage expanded for 2003-04 

Five different television networks 
will carr\' selected UNCW men's 
basketball games in 2003-04. 

Ten regular season contests are 
scheduled to be carried begin- 
ning with UNCWs first-ever 
matchup against UNC Chapel 
Hill on Dec. 28 in Myrtle Beach. 
Raycom/Jefferson Pilot will pro- 
duce the game, with WWAY-T'V 
3 set to air the game locally. 

The Seahawks will have theirjan. 
3 game at N.C. State televised by 
Fox SportsSouth, locally on Time 

Warner Cable's Fox SportsNet 
designate, Channel 47. 

Comcast SportsNet, the Colonial 
Athletic Association's television 
partner, plans to air three home 
games this season. The regional 
network begins its coverage with 
a rematch of last year's CAA cham- 
pionship game between the 
Seahawks and Dre.xel Jan. 10. 

The Seahawk T"V Network be- 
gins its third year of existence 
with a four-game schedule. 
UNCWs home and away games 

with George Mason and Old 
Dominion are on the docket. 
Longtime announcer Sam Gore 
will provide the play-by-play, 
with color commentary' by former 
Seahawk basketball standout "Vic- 
tor Ebong and ODU broadcaster 
John Castleberry. 

ESPN2 will televise UNCWs 
Feb. 7 contest against "Virginia 
Commonwealth in Richmond. 

The Seahawks will learn Feb. 1 if 
their clash in the ESPN Bracket 
Buster Series will be televised. 

Fall/Winter 2003 

UNCW Magazine 

Bob King '66 donates VW Beetle 

By oana Fischetti to motivBte alumnl to give 

Driving Home a Point 

Photo by Brownie Harris 

Invest in our future: 
Give to UNCW 

Your gift to UNCW will help maintain the 
university's high quahty of education and 
enrich the experience of our students - 
today and tomorrow. To make a contribu- 
tion, simply complete the information on 
the inside flap of the pre-addressed gift 
envelope enclosed at the center of this 
issue of UNCW Magazine and mail it with 
your check or credit card information. 

A contribution of $25 or more will desig- 
nate you as an active member of the UN CW 
Alumni Association, and gifts at higher 
levels will entitle you to membership in 
one of UNCW's Giving Clubs. For more 
information, please visit 
and click on "Give to UNCW." 

Ifyou.oryourspouse, work fora matching 
gift company, you could double or even 
triple your gift to UNCW. Please obtain a 
matching gift form from your employer 
and mail it with your contribution. If you 
have any questions, please contact the 
Office of Advancement Services 
910.962.3593 or toll-free 866.468.6291. 

6 UNCW Magazine 


Jt's an attention-getter. A sunflower yel- 
low 2003 Volkswagen Beetle with 
UNCW decals, it literally has Seahawk 
pride written all over it. 

And getting the attention of UNCW alumni 
is the whole idea behind raffling off this fun 
car. Robert S. King '66, a Wilmington auto- 
motive dealer and one of the founders of the 
UNCW Alumni Association, donated the 
"bug" to raise awareness of two high-prior- 
ity initiatives for the university: increasing 
alumni giving participation and raising funds 
for merit-based scholarships. 

Chancellor Rosemar)- DePaolo has chosen 
increasing alumni giving participation as a 
university-wide priority, noting that alumni 
participation rates have declined over the 
past several years. Alumni giving is consid- 
ered a strong indicator of a university's 
success, and not only affects UNCWs over- 
all fundraising but is also a factor in deter- 
mining key higher education rankings in 
publications such as U.S.News &■ World 
Report . Many prospective students and their 
families use these rankings to determine 
which universities they will apply to and, 
ultimately, which one they will attend. 

"This issue is critical to the future success of 
UNCW," DePaolo said. "Alumni participa- 
tion creates a positive cycle that builds upon 
itself. The more alumni you have that give to 
the university, the more involved and active 
they become, and they will encourage oth- 
ers to give and become involved, particu- 
larly young alumni. 

"In fiscal year 2002, alumni giving at UNCW 
went down to 1 1 percent after steadily de- 
clining by about 2 percent a year for the past 
several years. Our goal is to bring that per- 
centage up to 16 percent over the next five 
years. With the help of alumni like Bob King, 
who is bringing attention to this important 
issue, we will be able to meet that goal." 

Likewise, DePaolo said, merit-based schol- 
arships are critical to helping UNCW attract 
increasing numbers of high-achieving high 
school students who expect to be offered 
scholarships based on their academic per- 
formance. Currently, many of these stu- 
dents, and particularly high-achieving 
minority students, choose to attend other 
universities because UNCW is unable to 

offer them competitive merit-based scholar- 
ship packages. 

While DePaolo and King acknowledge that 
many UNCW graduates already give gener- 
ously to their alma mater, even greater par- 
ticipation is needed. King believes that 
UNCW alumni will rise to the challenges of 
increasing alumni participation and raising 
funds for merit-based scholarships when 
they are made aware of the need. 

"There is a tremendous amount of pride in 
this university among students and alumni," 
he said. "1 see the same pride in them today 
that I saw in Carolina and NC State students 
in the past. They want to do whatever they 
can to help that pride continue. It's impor- 
tant that we strengthen and build upon the 
ties that our alumni have to UNCW and 
encourage them to support its current and 
future success." 

When King and fellow alumni Al Corbett 
'65 and Terry Horton '66 worked together to 
form the UNCW Alumni Association in the 
early 1970s, fund-raising was localized and 
much simpler. With $1,000 in seed money 
from then-Chancellor William Wagoner, 
the group started a fund-raising effort that 
continued for the next eight years. Pig 
pickin's, casino nights and other parties 
held in the ser\'ice bay area at King's dealer- 
ship on New Centre Drive drew upwards of 
500 people at each event. 

"We had a lot of fun and made a lot of 
money," King says fondly of those days. 
"But times have changed. Now we have so 
many more alumni, and particularly young 

"Its human nature to 
want to belong and be 
a part of something, 
espedally an institution 
that is as successful 
as UNCW/' 

- Bob King 

Fall/Winter 2003 


alumni who are mobile and living around 
the state and acrossthe country. We have to 
find new ways of getting people involved." 

So what can alumni do to get involved and 
provide support for UNCW? King encour- 
ages everyone to become an active member 
of the Alumni Association, which requires a 
contribution of $25 or more to UNCW each 
fiscal year (betweenjuly 1 andJune30).Not 
everyone has the capacity to give back at the 
level King has, but everyone can give and 
every gift makes a difference. King notes 
that if each of UNCW's 38,000 alumni gave 
at least $25, that would brmg in $950,000 
each year to the university to support its 
programs and help make up for state fund- 
ing that has steadily decreased over the 
past decade. 

Pat Corcoran Smith '72, e.xecutive director 
of alumni relations, is grateful to King for 
his continued commitment to UNCW and 
says alumni choose to support the univer- 
sity in their own unique ways and for their 
own special reasons. 

"Bob King has wanted to stay personally 
involved with the alumni association and 
help it continue to grow because he was 
instrumental m getting it started more than 
30 years ago. But ever}'one has their own 
reasons for keeping their connection with 
the university - old friends, favorite profes- 
sors, fraternity or sorority associations. 
Homecoming activities and other special 
events, involvement in tutoring or mentoring 
with current students, or just fond memo- 
ries of their college experience. 

"And there are many ways for people to get 
involved. In addition to providing financial 
support, many alumni assist UNCW by serv- 
ing as volunteer members of the alumni 
association board, other university boards 
or an alumni chapter board; helping to orga- 
nize or attending university events and ac- 
tivities; or simply communicating their needs 
and ideas to our staff so that we can continue 
to improve," Smith said. 

King's goal in providing the yellow Beetle 
for the raffle is to help build pride through 
increasing active participation in the alumni 
association, and encourage alumni to give 
back to the university that helped them 
launch their careers and their adult lives. 

"To me, it's a natural tendency to want to 
support the university you attended," 
King said. "Everywhere you go, people 
ask what school you graduated from - it's 
important to people. It's human nature to 
want to belong and be a part of some- 
thing, especially an institution that is as 
successful as UNCW." 

Dana Fischetti is director oj operalions in the LWCW 
Division oj University Advancement. 

Bob King chats with 
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo 
and her husband, Fred 
Wharton, at a UNCW Board of 
Trustees reception held in his 
honor at Wise Alumni House 
in October. 

Alumni Giving Rate 

Donors as a percentage of solicitable alumni 
Averaged for the 2001 and 2002 academic years 

(Data from U.S.News & World Report's "Americas Best Colleges" 2004) 

College of Charleston 

■-—«------— ni 28 

University of Richmond 

1 27% 

College of William and Mary 

- - 

1 26% 

Murray State University 

1 23% 

Appalachian State University 



James Madison University 


"1 13% 



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Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo has identified increasing the number of alumni who contribute to UNCW 
as a university-wide priority because alumni participation in giving has declined steadily in recent 
years. This chart shows how UNCW's alumni participation compares with that of several schools being 
looked at by UNCW as part of a benchmarking study. Chancellor DePaolo has set a goal for UNCW to 
increase its alumni participation to 16 percent over the next five years. 

UNCW Alumni Association Seahawk Beetle raffle: 
Proceeds benefit merit scholarships 

To raise funds for merit-based scholarships, the UNCW Alumni Association is 
raffling off a sunflower yellow 2003 'Volkswagen "Seahawk" Beetle, courtesy of 
alumnus Bob King. 

The winner of the Beetle, which is valued at $ 19,500, will be drawn and announced 
at the Homecoming 2004 men's basketball game, UNCW vs. Delaware, on Jan. 24 
at Trask Coliseum. It is not necessary to be present to win. 

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased up until game time from alumni 
association staff members by cash, check or credit card. If you have questions or 
would like to purchase tickets, please contact Kristin Asher in the Alumni Relations 
Office by e-mail at or by phone at 910.962.2682 or toll-free 

The IRS does not count the purchase of raffle tickets as a charitable contribution for 
tax deduction purposes but proceeds will be used to estabhsh new alumni 
association merit-based scholarships for UNCW students. - 

Fall/Winter 2003 

UNCW Magazine 

Members of the Learning Communities Steering 
Committee are (front, left to right) Brad Reid. 
director of housing and residence life; Kemille 
Moore, director of the General College; Denise 
DiPuccio, department chair, foreign language 
and literatures; (back, left to right) Kathleen 
Berkeley, department chair, history; Joe Wilson, 
department chair, philosophy and religion; Tricia 
Kelley, department chair, earth sciences; Chris 
Gould, department chair, English; Steve Pullum, 
associate dean. College of Arts and Sciences. 

7 like discussing 
some of the topics 
we talk about in 
class on a more 
personal level with 
those on my hall. " 
- Mary Beth Saber 

Learning Communities 

create a richer learning-centered 
environment for students and faculty 

By Sean Ahium '96, 'OOM 

There is a wave of change driven by rapid 
growth on the campus of UNCW. 

The evidence is everywhere. There are ma- 
jor mfrastructure improvements, new build- 
ings and facihties, and, most importantly, 
more people. Enrollment figures for the 
current year have grown past the 10,000- 
student mark. 

With all this growth, it seems that the small 
school, small class atmosphere that has made 
UNCW so attractive to students in the past 
is slowly disappearing. 

According to Chancellor Rosemary 
DePaolo's Benchmarking Initiative Report, 
UNCW ranks last among peer institutions 
in the category that measures the percent- 
age of fall 2002 undergraduate classes with 
fewer than 20 students (25 percent). The 
university is keenly aware that it needs to 
work diligently to retain that "small school" 
atmosphere, and nothing has been more 
representative of the university's commit- 
ment to provide quality and personalized 
education than the new learning commu- 
nities (LC) program. 

Learning communities at UNCW started in 
2001 as an abstract notion in the minds of 
several department chairs in the College of 
Arts and Sciences. There was a strong desire 
to increase interdisciplinary study and re- 
energize the humanities at the growing 
school that histori- 
cally had a strong 
emphasis on the 
life sciences. 

A number of fac- 
ulty members who 
were involved in 
advising and 
teaching Ireshman 
seminars had been 
exploring ways to 
improve the first- 
year students' 
learning experi- 
ences. At the same 
time, department 
chairs in history, 
English, philoso- 
phy and religion, 
foreign languages 

Katheline Tran, a member of the Passion, Reason 
and Truth learning community, enjoyed lunch 
with Isaac Bear Society member. Tommy R. 
Lupton Sr. The Isaac Bear Society toured 
Cornerstone Hall and the Learning Communities 
on Oct. 21. 

and literatures and art and theatre were 
investigating ways to move the study of 
humanities into a more central role of early 
college coursework where it could provide 
a unifying theme and a vehicle for forming 
meaningful linkages across curriculum. 

In the fall of 2001, it was decided that a 
learning communities program had the po- 
tential to accomplish these goals. A steering 
committee was formed, comprised of de- 
partment chairs and a representative from 
both the College of Arts and Sciences Office 
and the Division of Student Affairs. 

This group attended the National Learning 
Communities Summer Institute at Evergreen 
State College in June 2002. The summer 
institute work resulted in a concrete plan to 
launch a pilot learning communities pro- 
gram in fall 2003 in hope of attaining the 
common goals of the diverse group. 

According to Kemille Moore, director of the 
General College and Learning Communi- 
ties Steering Committee chair, there is strong 
interest in using learning communities, cen- 
tered around the humanities, as a way for 
UNCW to promote more active learning. 

"By moving humanities to a central position 
in the learning experience, we seek to en- 
courage students to see the linkages be- 
tween the humanities, the arts, the sciences 
and the social sciences. Putting the humani- 
ties at the center of our learning community 
project will also provide the appropriate 
academic context for learning critical think- 
ing skills, written and oral communication 
skills and the value of creative intellectual 
discourse," said Moore. 

Finally, efforts were undertaken within the 
Provost's Office to form a stronger collabo- 
ration between academic affairs and stu- 
dent affairs, especially in first-year 
endeavors. Fortunately for the learning 
community initiative, student affairs and 
housing and residence life had planned to 
open a 265-bed traditional residence hall in 
fall 2003 to complete the Honors and Inter- 
national House complex and meet the grow- 
ing demand for on-campus housing for 
first-year students. "We were fortunate to 
have decided that our new residence hall 
would be the home of our learning commu- 

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Fall/Winter 2003 




Brad Raid, director of housing and residence 
life, and Claudia Stack, learning communities 
co-director, serve ice cream prior to the first 
Battle of the Learning Communities Field Day. 
Reid and Stack, both integrative seminar 
instructors, participated in the social program 
that allowed faculty, staff and students to 
compete in field events. 

nities prior to our architect completing 
working drawings on our facility," states 
Brad Reid, director of housing and residence 
life and Learning Community Steering Com- 
mittee member. "This allowed us to develop 
a building that would fully support our new 
learning imperative." 

Learning communities at UNCW cluster 
classes during the fall semester of a student's 
first year. Each LC has two three-credit 
basic studies courses, such as psychology, 
political science, public speaking or English 
literature. Linking these two basic studies 
courses is a two-credit integrative seminar, 
which also serves as a freshman seminar and 
is taught by full-time advisors, librar)' fac- 
ulty or student affairs professionals. A co- 
hort group of 25 students take all three 
classes together. By intentionally clustering 
courses, both teachers and students experi- 
ence a more coherent and enriched learning 

The environment is perhaps the most rep- 
resentational link between academic af- 
fairs and student affairs. Because 
Cornerstone Hall boasts four classrooms 
equipped with the latest smart-class tech- 
nology, the students' classes occur in the 
same building in which they live and still 
retain all of the resources available in any 
other university classroom setting. This 
setting creates a richer, learning-centered 
environment, which allows for greater stu- 
dent/faculty, student/student and faculty/ 
faculty interaction. "The main ingredients 
of our learning communities that impress 
me the most," Reid commented, "are student 
collaboration, faculty collaboration, high 

levels of interaction, faculty knowing the 
names of their students, active learning, 
critical thinking and experiences that bring 
course content to life." 

Mar)' Beth Suber, a participant in the learn- 
ing community In Search of Myself: Stories 
of Culture, said, "1 love the learning com- 
munities and living in Cornerstone Hall. I 
don't mind seeing everybody all the lime 
because it gives me reassurance that if 1 have 
a quick question or want to study in a group, 
there are always people available to help. I 
like discussing some of the topics we talk 
about in class on a more personal level with 
those on my hall." 

According to Moore, UNCWs administra- 
tion has been extremely enthusiastic and 
supportive of the program. Former Provost 
John Cax'anaugh, interim Provost Paul 
Hosier, Jo Ann Seiple, dean of the College of 
Arts and Sciences, and Pat Leonard, vice 
chancellor for student affairs, thought "this 
could be a terrific move for UNCW" and 
have lent their full support. 

"As UNCW grows in size, one of the tremen- 
dous challenges faced is the ability to retain 
the best of who we are while enlarging our 
academic outreach. The faculty, staff and 
administration are committed to a focus on 
our students and the attainment of an excep- 
tional education for each student. Learning 
communities provide an opportunity for 
students to feel connected to other students 
on a growing campus through an approach to 
education that ensures quality," said Hosier. 

This fall, there are nine learning communi- 
ties at UNCW, comprised of 200 first-year 
students, all living in Cornerstone Hall. 

"We wanted to create a program that would 
help L(NCW keep the feel of a modest-sized 
school with small classes and faculty-stu- 
dent interaction," said Moore. "We sought 
to be very interdisciplinary and particu- 
larly to show links among the humanities 
and between the humanities and other dis- 
ciplines. However, the steering committee 
continued on page 10 

Richard Lawrence of the Fort Fisher Underwater 
Archeology Lab speaks to the Lure of the Sea 
learning community. - 

Cornerstone Hall 
welcomes students 

By Lauren Dzubak 

UNCWs Office of Housing and Residence 
Life is excited to welcome students to Cor- 
nerstone Hall, the newest addition to 
UNCWs family of residence halls. 

Cornerstone, a 62,500-square-foot build- 
ing that houses 263 new and returning 
students, is situated between Honors and 
International Houses, squaring off the quad 
and completing the residence area that some 
have dubbed "tri-house." 

Cornerstone is three stories tall and houses 
students in five "pods," each containing 49 
students. UNCW broke ground on Corner- 
stone in July 2002, and the $11.6 million 
construction project was underway. Over 
the course of a year students watched the 
building go from foundation to the impres- 
sive structure that it is. 

Those living in Honors and International 
houses can attest that building crews worked 
round the clock to get the residence hall 
finished on time. And when Cornerstone 
Hall opened on Aug. 16, 2003, it was met 
with much excitement from students and 

In addition to student rooms and the other 
amenities one expects in a residence hall, 
like fully equipped kitchens and laundry 
facilities. Cornerstone Hall also features a 
computer lab, three state-of-the-art class- 
rooms and a seminar room dedicated to 
learning community courses. 

Ltiurfii Dziihah is a third-year stndcnl piu suinga Master of 
Fine Arts degree in ercative nonjiction. She is the editor oj 
Roomers, UNCWs on-campiis resident newsletter. 

Fall/Winter 2003 

UNCW Magazine 9 

Classroom study was brought to life when students 
in the Lure of the Sea learning community 
traveled to the Outer Banks in November. One 
stop was at the now abandoned Portsmouth 
Village where they visited a cemetery with graves 
dating back to the mid-1800s. 

was determined - and still is - to create a 
program that would work at UNCW. We 
did not - and do not - want to transplant 
something from somewhere else just be- 
cause it worked for someone else. In other 
words, we wanted to create a program 
unique and vital to UNCW - not move a 
program from Appalachian State or Cen- 
tral Arkansas to Wilmmgton." 

National research has shown that learnmg 
communities proNide benefits for the stu- 
dent, the faculty and the institution. Students 
have a higher retention rate, are more likely 
to achieve academic success, are motivated to 
participate in student involvement activities, 
are more likely to obtain a degree in less time 
and leave the program with a greater sense of 
intellectual development. Faculty tend to 
develop in terms of expanded repertoire of 
teaching approaches, re\ased course content 
and new scholarly interests. 

Learning communities, through the general 
education offerings and after-class program- 
ming in the residence halls, foster an envi- 
ronment that allows for faculty mentoring 
and increased faculty engagement with be- 
ginning students. And, learning communi- 
ties offer the university an opportunity for 
research and development for curriculum 
development and a strengthening of teach- 
ing and learning. 

Claudia Stack, assistant director of learning 
communities and an integrative seminar 
instructor, reinforced these principles. 
"Helping to set up the LC program has been 
a real professional challenge, but also ver\' 
exciting and rewarding. Apart from the ben- 
efits to the students, one of the best things 
for me has been meeting and working with 
people from all across campus. 1 have a 
better understanding of the effort that goes 
into creating the undergraduate experiences 
at UNCW. The commitment of ever)'one 
involved has been phenomenal. The stu- 
dents seem to have a real sense of pride in 
the fact that they are participating in the 
pilot year, that they are helping to define a 
new program at UNCW." 

Students also have felt an impact on their 
educational experience, which has included 
a nighttime viewing of Mars, trips to Ocracoke 
Island to study the history of North Carolina 
pirates and lore, an in-class presentation by 
author Kurt Meyer and photographer Jon 
Morrison on their documentar)' of Hammond 
Garland and various movie nights that rein- 
force class-time subject matter. 

"The learning community experience has 
been a great one for me," said Charlotte 
Lueth, a participant in Talking Heads: Poli- 
tics & Public Speaking. "T have loved the 
small, intimate atmosphere that goes along 
with the idea of learning communities. The 
program has given me a chance to make 
closer friends with people who have the 
same interests and desire for knowledge 
that 1 have. UNCW would feel very different 
to me had it not been for the learning com- 
munity program. I feel like the professors 
are really motivated and excited to be teach- 
ing their material, and this enthusiasm is 
contagious. The environment is friendly, 
intelligent and honestly, really fun." 

UNCW plans to keep 2004-05 learningcom- 
munities program similar to the pilot pro- 
gram. It will remain residential and focus on 
using linked courses centered on a specific 
theme. There is a chance the university will 
offer an adaptation of a learning community 
model in some freshman seminar courses in 
lall 2004, where a specific section is linked 
to a specific section of a basic studies course. 

The Learning Communities Steering Com- 
mittee is in the process of finalizing the plans 
for fall 2004. "Some folks are having a blast 
and others are facing challenges," Moore 
said. "So it goes with any new program. I 
think things are going extremely well for a 
pilot program; students are making curricu- 
lar connections and faculty are learning new 
ways to teach, in a new setting. 

"During its first year, learning communities 
have far exceeded our expectations," Hosier 
said. "Students in the communities more 
quickly adapt to a campus connection and 
new friends while receiving an enriched and 
sustained educational opportunity. It has 
been through the dedication of all - faculty, 
staff and students - that this vision has be- 
come a reality for UNCW." 

For more information about learning com- 
munities at UNCW visit 
Communities.htm and 

Learning Communities 

• In Search of Myself: Stories of Culture - 

Patricia Lerch, anthropology-, and 
Barbara Waxman, English 

• Behavior, Bodies and Crime - Midori 
Albert, anthropology, and Lynne 
Snowden, sociology and criminal justice 

• Talking Heads: Politics and Public 
Speaking - Lloyd Rohler, communication 
studies, and Stephen Meinhold, 
political science 

• Passion, Reason and Truth: Thinking 
and Speaking about Nature, Morality 

and God - Richard Olsen. communication 
studies, and W. Thomas Schmid, 
philosophy and religion 

• The Lure of the Sea - William .AtwiU. 
English, and William McCarthy, history 

• Age of Cultural Revolutions - Katherine 
Montvviclcr, English, and Lynn 
MoUenauer, histor\- 

• Sdence, Technology and Western 
Civilization - Paul Townend, histon,', 
and Frederick Bingham, phvsics and 
physical oceanography 

• Thinking and Believing: The Mind and 
the Sacred - Caroline Clements, 
psychology, and Herbert Berg, 
philosophy and religion 

• Image and Word - Kemille Moore, art 
and theatre, and Kathy RugofL English 

Each learning community is made up of 
three courses - two basic studies classes and 
an intergrative seminar. Basic studies courses 
are selected liberal arts classes all students 
must complete to graduate. The integrative 
seminar meets once a week to help students 
understand materials presented in the 
classes. Benefits include small classes, field 
trips, social events and introduction to col- 
lege-level study skills. 

rapher who gradualcd from irNCW 
in 1 996 with a B..A. inEni;;hsli, U'illi 
(I professional wriling emphasis, 
and in 2000 with an M.F.A. in 
professional creative writing. He 
i.s (Jit' marketing and computing 
considtant for housing and resi- 
dence life. Sean is an integrative 
seminar instnictor for the Image 
and \Vord learning communitv. 


10 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2003 

Cameron School of Business celebrates 


I his year marks the 25th anniversar)' of the Cameron School 
of Business. Throughout the year, the school will host 
various functions and receptions for alumni, donors and 
friends. The celebration will coincide with Business Week 2004 
March 23-27. A major speaking event is bemg planned for March 
23, and a day of events and an evening social focusing on all UNCW 
business alumni will take place March 27. 

While the Cameron School of Business was founded in 1979, 
students have graduated with business degrees from UN CW for the 
past 39 years. 

Business began as a single department housed in Bear Hall. As 
enrollments and the department grew, the School of Business 
Administration was designated as one of two professional schools 
at UNCW. 

In 1983, the Cameron School of Business Administration was 
named for the families of Dan and Bruce Cameron in recognition 
of their interest in and support of education and other philan- 
thropic projects. Today, the school has 60 full-time faculty, four 
full-time Executives in Residence and a very active Cameron 
Executive Network. 

The faculty are continuously recognized: 10 have won the 
Chancellor's Teaching Award, five have won the university's Distin- 
guished Professorship Award, three have won the Board of Trustees 
Teaching Excellence Award and two have won the UNCW Faculty 
Research Award. 

The Executives in Residence at Cameron help the school bridge the 
gap between theory and practice. They teach as well as provide 
leadership and council. 

The Cameron Executive Network (CEN), founded in 2002, is a 
network of active and retired executives committed to enhancing 
the education and career development of students and alumni. The 
Wilmington area and surrounding region has become one of the 
premier retirement areas for Fortune 500 senior executives. The 
CEN draws from this rich talent pool, and its primary focus is to 
mentor students. There are 58 CEN members and 100 students 
participating in the program this year. 

Beyond the Executives in Residence and CEN, over 75 business 
executives serve on Cameron School advisory boards and provide 
over 60 presentations each year during Business Week and in the 
Executive Speakers Series. Stan Parker, senior vice president of 
marketing for Krispy Kreme, was the most recent executive speaker 
and was sponsored by the M.B.A. Association. Jack Roush, Rick 
Wagoner and Stedman Graham have also been executive speakers. 

One of the largest milestones in Cameron's 25-year history occurred 
in 1992 when the school obtained accreditation through the Asso- 
ciation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This 
achievement put the Cameron School of Business in the top third of 
U.S. business schools. AACSB accreditation represents the highest 
standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Cameron 
continues to maintain its accreditation through a high-quality 
faculty, excellence in teaching and programs that successfully 
prepare business leaders. 

Cameron offers a B.S. in business administration with eight concen- 
trations and a B.A. in economics. Graduate programs include a 
professional Master of Business Administration degree and a Master 
of Science in Accountancy degree. An interdisciplinary Master of 
Science in Computer Science and Information Systems is being 
developed in cooperation with the College of Arts and Science. 


By Kathy Erickson 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo is flanked by the founding fathers of 
UNCW's Cameron School of Business, Dan and Bruce Cameron. 

This IS a very exciting time for the Cameron School of Business. 
Over the past three years, the number of undergraduates from 
Cameron increased from 444 to 522. In the graduate programs, the 
M.S. A. has consistently exceeded expectations. It is gaining na- 
tional recognition and graduates obtain excellent career place- 
ments. Since the M.S.A. program began in 1996, the number of 
M.S. A. graduates per year has increased from 34 to 57. The 
program continually receives the highest possible ratings for 
teaching excellence and meeting student needs. 

With the element of change, the school is continually reviewing its 
programs in an effort to satisfy the needs of its constituents. Most 
recently, the M.B.A. program has undergone extensive review and 
subsequent revision. The M.B.A. foundation of learning integration, 
team-teaching and cohort experience are further strengthened with 
the program re\asions. 

The school is partnering with the Small Business and Technology 
Development Center to identify organizations that will work with 
M.B.A. teams. The goal of this alliance is to foster learning for both 
partners via the exchange of ideas, business process audits and the 
completion of integrative projects for the organizational partner. 
These partnerships will further fulfill the school's mission to serve 
the community. 

Fall/Winter 2003 

UNCW Magazine 11 

Technolog)" continues to be a driving force 
in business, and the school is looking to 
meet these needs. In fall 2005, while retain- 
ing Cameron Hall, the programs will ex- 
pand into the new Coinputer Information 
Systems Building which will feature a Fi- 
nancial Services Room, 10 student team 
rooms, a technology resource display area 

Stan Parker, senior vice president of marketing 
for Krispy Kreme, was a recent Executive Series 
speaker for the Cameron School of Business. 

and the latest in information technology. 
The building will also house the new Master 
of Science in Computer Science and Infor- 
mation Technolog)'. 

Business operates on a global landscape and 
educational efforts must as well. Cameron 
School of Business offers opportunities for 
undergraduates to study at over 40 non-U. S. 
schools located in 20 countries around the 
world. In addition to these opportunities, 
there is the TransAtlantic Business School 
.Alliance, a competitive program with lim- 
ited enrollment. After completing two in- 
tensive years at the Cameron School of 
Business, students study abroad at a host of 
partner institutions, presently either in 
France or Germany, for two years. Each 
student completes a substantive internship 
in both countries and earns degrees from 
both institutions. Participants develop flu- 
ency in French. German or Spanish. 

The greatest evidence of the value of a UN CW 
business degree is in the success of alumni. 
The founding business alumni, those busi- 
ness majors who graduated prior to the 
establishment of Cameron School of Busi- 
ness, and the Cameron business alumni 
have become successful entrepreneurs, busi- 
ness leaders, professionals and managers. 
.Alumni are building business organizations, 
raising families and ser\'ing community and 
social organizations. 

The Cameron Alumni Chapter is taking the 
lead in planning the 25th anniversars- cel- 
ebration. In addition, the chapter has be- 
come very active in assisting the faculty in 
the planning for Business Week and in help- 
ing to raise support for the school. The 
chapter has committed to provide $20,000 
per year over five years in support of the 
Cameron Facultyship (summer grant) Pro- 
gram to help attract, support and retain 
outstanding faculty. There is a goal to raise 
an additional S25,000 for facultyships this 
academic year in celebration of the 25th 

Twenty-five years is a time for reflection, as 
well as a time for setting goals for the future. 
The school will continue to prepare leaders 
for the future and its faculty will continue to 
be committed to excellence. Cameron School 
of Business will continue to be recognized as 
a premier business school. 

.Alumni and friends are encouraged to attend 
25th anniversan.' celebration events, espe- 
cially those on March 27. More information 
will be forthcoming on the Cameron Web 
site and newsletter. 

Kath\ Erichson is the graduate programs admimslralor at 
Cameron Sdiool o/Bi(si7icss. She is part oj the team plan- 
ning the 25th .4n?iivt'r5an' Celebration and is also focusing 
efforts on marketing the programs offered by C5B. 

Tracking a Different Course 

UNCW graduate creates small 
"hurricane empire'' 

By Monica McGee 

On Thursday afternoon Oct. 3, 2002, Hur- 
ricane Lili's winds were reaching 145 miles 
per hour. Lili was a Category Four storm, 
heading west across the Gulf of Mexico, 
and on course to hit the Louisiana coast the 
next dav. 

Mark Sudduth 
pursued an interest 
that he loved and 
along the way created 
a career that gives him 
great satisfaction. 

Emergency personnel feared the damaging 
winds, but they were equally concerned as 
the powerful storm pushed the Gulfs water 
right toward shore. Forecasters were pre- 
dicting a 25-foot storm surge. Coastal resi- 
dents in Texas and Louisiana were 
encouraged to evacuate. 

In Morgan City, La., only a handful of people 
stayed behind; most were holed up in a 
small hotel downtown. Among them was 
Mark Sudduth '95, founder of the Hurricane 
Intercept Research Team (HIRT) , along with 
team member John Van Pelt, a CNN news 
crew with whom the team was working and 
a few of hotel employees. 

Everyone kept busy. 

But with each National Hurricane Center 
advisor)' bulletin, Sudduth heard from con- 
cerned friends and colleagues. He remem- 


bers a call from a friend who was working on 
evacuation plans in Texas who told him, 
"You gotta get out of there." 

Sudduth recalls that his friend painted a 
graphic picture of what they would likely 
experience: "You're going to have at least 10 
feet of water in the city. ... The wind will tear 
the building up, and then it will collapse. 
You'll be in the water. ... Even if vou sur\'ive 
the hurricane, you're not getting out of there 
for two weeks. ... E\'er\-thing will be destroyed. 
Trees will be down. You're going to have 

12 L'NCW McigtKiiie 

Fall/Winter 2003 

ants, alligalors, snakes, possums ... like you 
have never seen before," 

Sudduth decided to wait for the 5 a.m. 
advisory. If the storm was still a Category 
Four, they would leave. If it dropped below 
a four, they would stay. The only thing they 
could do was try to sleep. 

By 11 p.m. the storm began to weaken. 
Sudduth was confident that it would down- 
grade to a Category Three or less. But lying 
in bed that night he could think only of the 
25-foot storm surge. 

At 5 a.m. the power was out but the storm 
had done as Sudduth predicted. It was still 
dangerous but not enough to warrant a 
retreat inland. Sudduth and the others would 
stay and provide key firsthand documenta- 
tion and valuable data about Hurricane Lili 
that would aid officials and the public alike. 

Mark Sudduth developed his interest m 
hurricanes as a young boy growing up in 
New Bern. 

He has clear memories of watchmg his father 
prepare for Hurricane David in 1979, filling 
garbage cans wath fresh water and marking 
the hurricane's progress on a small tracking 
map. At age 12 he remembers his eighth- 
grade science teacher setting up a radio in the 
classroom to listen to updates of Hurricane 
Diana. In both incidences, his hometown 
was spared the storms' full impact. 

In fact, these were the first of many of 
Sudduth's near encounters with a hurri- 
cane. His first true hurricane experience 
was still years away. But looking back at 
those early experiences he realized that the 
"more they teased me the more I started 
learning about them. " 

Sudduth, who graduated from UNCW in 
1995 with a degree in geography, ultimately 
turned his early interest in hurricanes and 
meteorology into a career as a hurricane 

He founded three hurricane-related 

In 1995 he started the Leland-based Hurri- 
cane Maps Enterprises. The company devel- 
ops and produces maps and graphics that 
help increase public awareness about hurri- 
cane preparation and safety. In 1999, he 
founded, which allows 
users to track a hurricane's progress through 
Web cam images and regular written up- 
dates. Around the same time, he also founded 
the nonprofit group HIRT. This team visu- 
ally documents and gathers important me- 
teorological data at or close to landfall sites 
of U.S. hurricanes. 

Although Sudduth built what he sometimes 
refers to lightheartedly as his "hurricane 
empire," he actually started at UNCW as a 

Sudduth's Hurricane Intercept Research Team vehicle ventured to the eye of Hurricane Isabel when 
it passed over the Outer Banks in September. 

music major. After a year, however, he 
changed to geography. The program was a 
perfect fit. He took ever)' opportunity to 
incorporate his interest in hurricanes into 
his class work. 

Upon completion of his degree, he landed 
an internship at a local company with the 
assistance of earth science professor Eliza- 
beth Hines and the university's career ser- 
vices office. This first professional 
opportunity ultimately would lead Sudduth 
to his future hurricane career. 

While completing his internship at 
Wilmington Industrial Development, a non- 
profit company that helps businesses relo- 
cate to the area, Sudduth developed an idea 
for creating a large-scale hurricane-tracking 
map for use by the general public. His idea 
was to sell ad spaces around the front and on 
the back of the map and to have a local radio 
or television station act as a sponsor and 

Using all the mapping skills he learned in 
his classes at UNCW and even using some 
of the university's resources, Sudduth 
hand-drew a large, very detailed, high- 
quality map. After securing an agreement 
with Wilmington radio station WAA'V, 
Sudduth was able to sell ad space to a 
number of important regional companies, 
many of which used the space to provide 
important hurricane safety and prepara- 
tion information. 

His first map was ready for distribution in 
July 1996, two days before Hurricane Bertha 
impacted the Wilmington area. 

"It was incredible. How could that be? 1 
finally get my hurricane and it happens that 
very same week that my first product came 
out. It was a huge hit. The maps were gone," 
he said. 

By 1998 creating hurricane maps was his 
full-time occupation, and in subsequent 
years he created full color tracking maps of 
several municipahties in North and South 
Carolina. This work increased his involve- 

ment with regional and national emergency 
planners, including the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers who helped fund Sudduth's cre- 
ation of the a new storm surge map for New 
Hanover County in 1998. 

He has since created storm surge maps for 
other North Carolina counties and for com- 
munities in Long Island, N.Y. 

With the growth of his mapping business, 
the creation and the 
formation of HIRT, Sudduth became more 
and more involved in the national hurricane 
community, both as a researcher and as an 
on-site reporter during storm events. His 
career is still in its early stages; he is only 33 
years old, but he is now a part of the hurri- 
cane community he had long admired. 

In 1999 he teamed up with CNN weather 
reporter, John Flock, someone he had 
watched and admired for years, to cover 
Hurricane Dennis, and he regularly confers 
with Max Mayfield, director of the National 
Hurricane Center. 

In February 2001 he became the hurricane 
preparedness consultant for Lowe's Home 
Improvement Store. He travels throughout 
the country to Lowe's-sponsored events, 
showing videos that he and his team have 
taken during hurricanes and providing im- 
portant hurricane preparation guidelines. 

Looking back to those first years after gradu- 
ating from UNCW, when all he had were good 
ideas, to the present, he concludes that "it all 
came together just the way I wanted it to." 

Mark Sudduth pursued an interest that he 
loved and along the way created a career that 
gives him great satisfaction. 

Reflecting on his work with HIRT, he said it 
is "most satisfying to execute a mission 
successfully and have hundreds and thou- 
sands of people following ... what the team 
is doing, through the Web site and in the 
media. . . . We are helping them keep up with 
the storm in a way that nobody else in the 
world can do. That is very fulfilling." 

Monica McGce is a freelance Mn(cr living in Wilmington. 

Fall/Winter 2003 

UNCW Magazine 13 


Class of 2007 students pose for a picture at a 
UNCW Parent Development Council gathering 
in Winston-Salem this summer, hosted by 
Martha and Ernest Logemann, members of the 
Parent Development Council. Chancellor DePaolo 
enjoyed meeting parents, students and alumni 
from the Winston-Salem area on the terrace at 
the Zevely House. Vice Chancellor Pat Leonard 
unveiled renderings of the University Union 
expansion project and Westside Hall renovation. 
Good feelings abounded as this group socialized 
and discussed the exciting future and growth 
of UNCW. 

Next stop in the flurry of getting out to meet 
everyone, the chancellor stopped at Durham to 
attend a gathering hosted by Ernest "Sunny" 
Wooden III and his wife, Judy, both active 
members of the UNCW Parent Development 
Council. The Parent Development Council was 
formed three years ago in an effort to make a 
difference in the lives of students on campus - 
outside of the traditional academic setting - 
through programming and events that will enrich 
their lives and broaden their experience. The 
primary focus of this group continues to be an 
emphasis on "creating experiences for life" for 
the students at UNCW by nurturing the 
development of student traditions and sense of 
community at UNCW. 

Faculty, staff 
gifts have impact 

By Marilyn Jamesson 

Grace M. Burton exemplifies the power of 

Tlie former professor and department chair 
of curricular studies in the Watson School 
of Education, recipient of the 1991 UNCW 
Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence 
Award and author of national mathematics 
texts understands that gifts from faculty and 
staff have a positive impact on our students, 
campus improvements and growth. 

In August 2003 Burton was recognized pub- 
licly for her $50,000 gift to the Watson 
School of Education to support the North 
Carolina Teachers Legacy Hall. She was 
honored at a press conference along with 
two corporate donors. Cooperative Bank 
and Progress Energy. Students of today and 
tomorrow will continue to feel her presence 
as a direct result of her generosity. 

This is not the first time that UNCW and 
Watson School students have benefited from 
a gift from Burton. In March 2000 she 
funded the Promise of Excellence in 
Teaching endowment. This endowment 
will provide an annual award to an intern in 
the area of education who has shown com- 
mitment to education, enthusiasm for teach- 
ing and genuine concern for intellectual and 
emotional growth. 

Burton also made provisions to offer a gradu- 
ate fellowship to a high achieving elemen- 
tary, reading, middle school or special 
education full-time graduate student for an 
amount equal to full-time in-state tuition 
and Ices. 

The faculty-staff campaign "'Partners for 
Excellence" gives faculty and staff an oppor- 
tunity to provide financial support to areas 
of UNCW they feel are important. Gifts 
from university faculty and staff send a 
powerful message to alumni and friends in 
the community, showing that if they believe 
strongly enough in UNCW to make a gift, 
then others" investments in UNCW will 
make a difference, too. 


Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, left, and Dean 
Cathy Barlow, right, pose with three donors to 
Watson School of Education programs and the 
N. C. Teachers Legacy Hall: JeffCorbett of Progress 
Energy, former UNCW professor Grace Burton and 
Frederick Willetts III of Cooperative Bank. 

Fellows program 
connects supporters 

The UNCW College of Arts and Sciences has 
established the College Fellows program to 
connect alumni, friends and supporters to 
the college's 24 departments. 

Individuals who make an annual gift of 
$500 or more to the Excellence Fund will 
enjoy special benefits unique to the College 
of Arts and Sciences: reserved enrollment 
for College Day with complimentary' tu- 
ition, an invitation to an annual Fellows 
Party hosted by the dean and year-round 
invitations to readings, lectures and other 
programs. Donors at this level also become 
members of the UNCW Deans' Club. 

The program is tailored to individuals who 
make supporting the College of Arts and 
Sciences an important part of their chari- 
table giving ever%' year. Fellowships in cre- 
ative writing and the distinguished 
professorship in Jewish histor)' are the re- 
sult of individuals who have made major 
philanthropic gifts to the college. 

Annual unrestricted support is essential 
to the mission of the college and is the 
objective of the College Fellows program. 
This support helps the university to hold 
down the cost of education and provide 
services and opportunities not covered by 
state funding. 

More information can be obtained by con- 
tacting Eddie Stuart, director of develop- 
ment for the College of Arts and Sciences, at 

14 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/'Winter 2003 


Alumni News 

Seahawk alumni flock back to the nest for 

UNCW alumni will celebrate Homecoming 
2004 Jan. 23-25. 

Throughout the weekend, graduates from 
the class of 1994 will be recognized as they 
celebrate their 10-year reunion. Also re- 
ceiving recognition will be alumni from 
Alpha Phi Sorority, Theta Chi Fraternity 
and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; the colle- 
giate chapters were honored recently with 
the most prestigious Greek award on cam- 
pus, the Bradley Cup. UNCW will also 
recognize all former cheerleaders and pep 
band members, who will be invited to the 
court floor to cheer on the men's basketball 
team the night of the Homecoming game. 
Returning alumni will be invited to visit 
the Student Recreation Center and the book- 
store; these facilities will be open to alumni 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

The annual awards banquet will be held at 
6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Warwick Center 
Ballroom. Reser\-ations, at S20 per person, 
can be made by calling the alumni office by 
Jan. 21. The Aluinnus/Alumna of the Year 
and the Distmguished Citizen for Service to 
the Community and University will be recog- 
nized. At 9 p.m. the Young Alumni Council 
will sponsor a Homecoming celebration in 
the Center Stage Cafe. The event will recog- 
nize the Y'oung Alumnus of the Y'ear. All 
alumni who graduated between 1993 and 
2003 are invited to attend. 

Other events scheduled for Friday, Jan. 23 
include: alumni open house from 11 a.m. to 
3 p.m. at the Upperman African American 
Cultural Center in the University Union; 
the African American Graduate Association 
(AAGA) student alumni social. University 
Union, Room 100, 4 to 7 p.m. and AAGA 
Step Show at 8 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium. 

Plans for Saturday, Jan. 24 include: 
Seahawk Java, Juice and Campus Growth 
Explosion at 8:30 a.m. at Wise Alumni 
House featuring a continental breakfast 
and remarks by Ed Davis, associate vice 
chancellor of business affairs; AAGA busi- 
ness meeting in Warwick Center, Room 
138; annual Homecoming 5K Run at 9 a.m. 
at the Student Recreation Center. 

A campus tour will begin at the new Watson 
School of Education building and feature 
Cornerstone and Leutze halls. It will start at 
10 a.m. and be led by Dean Cathy Barlow 
and UNCW Student Ambassadors. 

AAGA will host a noon luncheon in the 
Center Stage Cafe. Chancellor Rosemary 
DePaolo will be the special guest. The Home- 

coming parade will begin at noon on campus. 
At 12:30 p.m. the men's basketball alumni 
game will take place in Trask Coliseum. 

A tailgate party will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 
in the Hawk's Nest. The Homecoming bas- 
ketball game - UNCW versus Delaware - 
starts at 4 p.m. in Trask Coliseum. Alumni 
and friends who were not able to get tickets 
will be gathering in Alleigh's sports bar to 
watch the televised game on the big screen. 

During halftime, alumni board chair Ray 
Cockrell and Chancellor DePaolo will pre- 
side at the crowning of the 2004 Homecom- 
ing King and Queen. Also featured will be 
the drawing of the winning ticket for Bob 
King's 2003 sunflower yellow VW Beetle. 
Cameron School of Business Alumni Chap- 
ter and AAGA will host half-time socials. 

The Homecoming victory celebration will 
be at Alleigh's restaurant and entertainment 
comple.x at 6:30 p.m. An Italian buffet din- 
ner will be served; also planned are music 
provided by DJ. Lee Pearson '70, dancing, 
games, family fun, sports bar and jazz bar 
with live music and more. Tickets are $25 
for adults and $10 for a kid's meal deal 
which includes a free game card. To reser\'e 
tickets, please contact the alumni relations 
office at 910.962.2682 or by e-mail to 

Returning out-of-town alumni may reserve 
lodging at any one of the following UNCW 
preferred hotels: Courtyard by Marriott, 
$45, 910.395.8224; Jameson Inn. $49, 
910.452.5660; Homestay Inn, $44/$55, 
910.793.1920; Wingate Inn, $65, 

Alumni support makes a difference 

Since it was founded in 1947 UNCW has 
conferred nearly 38,000 diplomas to gradu- 
ates. Countless more attended Wilmington 
College and UNCW on their way to earning 
degrees from other universities. 

Our alumni have distinguished themselves 
locally , across the state, nationally and world- 
wide. We are proud of your accomplish- 
ments and the fact that our institution is part 
of who you have become, professionally and 

Your support of your alma mater continues 
to be important, especially as state dollars 
funding university programs decline and the 
costs of providing a quality education rise. 

Our new chancellor, Rosemary DePaolo, is 
concerned as we are that alumni support has 
declined in recent years. Last year, less than 
9 percent of our alumni base made a finan- 
cial contribution to the university; the na- 
tional average was 13 percent. 

The chancellor has charged a committee, 
headed by the Division for University Ad- 
vancement but working closely with repre- 
sentatives from across the campus, to review 
strategies to increase alumni involvement. 
A committee is looking at programs, events, 
publications and resources to engage alumni 
and strengthen existing ties. 

Our goal is to raise alumni 

giving to 10 percent by 

June 30. To do that, we 

need to retain the 3,107 

current donors and add 

611 new donors. Our 

long-term goal is to have 16 percent of our 

alumni providing financial support to the 

university for scholarships and programs 

that enhance learning and teaching by 2008. 

We recognize that 49 percent of our alumni 
graduated in the last 10 years; and most 
individuals are just establishing their ca- 
reers and families. Your gift to the univer- 
sity, large or small, does make a difference. 
You can make it in honor of that faculty 
member you have never forgotten, for par- 
ents who supported you along the way or a 
special friend or colleague. 

Beginning in 2004, you will be able to make 
your gift online. You can also mail your 
check to the university or call us to make a 
gift by credit card. 

I pledge to ask my family and friends to give. 
Please pledge to do the same for UNCWs 
bright, bright future. 

With alumni spirit. 


:^CLa^ C.<&AX.&i«L.YJ ^-^rv-^^--^*-- tiO 

Fall/Winter 2003 

VNCW Magazine 15 

Alumni News 

UNCW alumni online 

The University of North CaroHna at Wilmington and the UNCW 
Alumni Association are pleased to announce new alumni online 
services including a searchable director)-. 

The online directory is at the core of UNCW alumni Internet 
services and is scheduled to be live for registration in early 2004. 
The directory will enable alumni to connect with each other and 
the university. 

The additional online ser\'ices offer alumni many networking 
capabilities and will ser\-e to increase alumni participation in 
events, communication, activities, donations and information to 
assist in meeting the needs of the associations constituencies. 

The new onhne services include: 

• The ability to instantly communicate with targeted groups by 
broadcast e-mails. Responses from broadcast e-mails are higher 
than traditional mailings and far less expensive. 

• Chapter pages and class pages that allow chapter/class leaders 
to manage, add content, images or events for their chapter. 

• A class notes section where alumni can share career changes, 
engagements, weddings, births, adoptions, promotions or other 
milestones and personaUze their notes with photos. They will 
be able to sort through the notes of fellow alumni. 

• Online donations, which can be made on a secure form. An 
acknowledgement e-mail is sent to both the donor and the UNCW 

• Lifetime forwarding e-mail service that will allow alumni to have 
an e-mail address that is affiliated with UNCW and can remain 
consistent even if an individual's job or e-mail provider changes. 

Other scnices being considered to be added in the future include: 

• A career center that gives alumni access to job and resume data- 
banks to assist them in searching for and posting jobs. 

• Mentoring for alumni or alumni to students as it relates to career 
advice or other topics. 

• Single question polls to collect information to assist the univer- 
sity with accessing wants, needs and opinions of alumni. Results 
of the polls will be available immediately as they will be time- 
stamped and available online for viewing. 

These new online sers'ices and directory are exciting, interactive 
and exclusive for UNCW alumni. Look for this new service right 
after the holidays at 

Share the love: Return home in January 

I love UNCW! 

In my job as a recruiter for 
UNCW, 1 have the oppor- 
tunity to travel most of 
Cockrell North Carolina and sev- 

eral other states seeking 
energetic, excited, involved, academically 
and otherwise talented students who will 
come to UNCW. These students will carr)- 
on our traditions, create new traditions, 
continue the quality experience and educa- 
tion received at UNCW and go forward to be 
active alumni. 

1 also ha\e the great experience of meeting 
parents who are UNCW alumni, as well as 
other alumni in the community. They love 
UNCW! These alumni come to me at col- 
lege fairs and talk about the great experience 
they had here and how much UNCW still 
means to them. 

For most alumni, UNCW was our home awa)- 
from home at a significant time in our lives. 
What better time to revisit our "home" than 
during the upcoming Homecoming celebra- 

tion -Jan. 23-25. It will be a weekend full of 
activities with opportunities to leam, experi- 
ence and re-connect with UNCW. 

This years Homecoming celebration will 
highlight Alpha Phi, Theta Chi and Kappa 
Alpha Psi - all Bradley Cup winners. For 
those in these fraternities and sororities, call 
your brothers and sisters and get ever)'one 
out for this reunion opportunity. 

We vs'ill highlight the class of 1994 - an 
opportunity for these classmates to reunite 
after 10 years. 

For those who have not been back to cam- 
pus in a while, the campus tour will show- 
case the new Watson School of Education 
building, Leutze Hall and Cornerstone Hall, 
the new residence hall and home to the 
Learning Communities program. 

Get an overxiew of the building and con- 
struction explosion on campus by Ed Davis, 
assistant vice chancellor for facilities, at the 
Saturday brunch hosted by the alumni asso- 
ciation at Wise Alumni House. 

Cheer the Seahawks to victor)* as the men's 
basketball team takes on Delaware and then 
join the alumni association for fun and 
fellowship at AUeigh's. There will be food, a 
variety of entertainment and something for 
ever)'one to enjoy. There is a full schedule of 
activities for the weekend in this magazine. 

Now more than ever, the university needs 
the support and involvement of the alumni. 
We have achieved great things and are now 
reaching farther for academic and univer- 
sity-wide excellence. Your involvement and 
financial support will play a critical role in 
reaching our goals. 

We all love UNCW! Come "home" and 
celebrate where we have been and where we 
are going with old and new friends. See you 

With alumni spirit, 

7Z^ CJJ^ '^^^'^^^ 

16 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2003 


l»...«U».»m>— HW.»HIWi»H«Mt. 

Severalschotarship recipients attended a dinner in 
their honor at Wise Alumni House. Pictured are: 
Brendan Murphy and Hunter Coore, front: Sharon 
Duff, Megan Antes and Michelle Jarman, back. 

Alumni association awards 
2003-04 merit scholarships 

The alumni association awarded 13 merit 
scholarships for the 2003-04 academic year 
to students who have demonstrated excel- 
lence in the classroom and their communi- 
ties. Each is valued at approximately $1,500 
a year and is renewable annually if criteria 
are met on a continuing basis. 

Graduate scholarship renewals: 

• JenniferJ. Murphy of Wilmington was 
awarded the P. Daniel Lockamyjr. Graduate 
Alumni Scholarship. She is working on 
a master's degree in curriculum and 
instructional supervision. 

• Todd Thomas was awarded the Lewis- 
Wiley Alumni Endowed Fellowship 
Scholarship. He is currently enrolled in 
the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies 

New undergraduate scholarships: 

• Charley McArthur is a senior who was 
awarded the Gerald H. Shinn Alumni 
Scholarship. She is a biology major and 
plans to pursue a career in health and 

• Michael Harrington of Norwood is a 
freshman who plans to major in chem- 
istry or biology. 

• Emily Hall is a freshman from Smithfield 
who plans to major in pre-physical 

• Brendon Murphy is a freshman from Four 
Oaks. He plans to major in film studies 
and pursue a career as a screenwriter. 

Scholarship renewals: 

• Megan .\ntes. a resident of Wilmington, 
was awarded the Wilmington College 
Endowed Scholarship. She is a junior 
who hopes to become a veterinarian. 

• Sharon L Duff of Holh Ridge is the 
recipient of the Hugh Henr\' Fox Alumni 
Scholarship, awarded in the memory of 
Wilmington College's first graduate. She 
is a senior in the Watson School of 

• Sandra L. Tatum of Hampstead is a junior 
majoring in international finance. 

• Hunter Coore of Vass was awarded the 
Jim Humphries Memorial Scholarship. 
He is a biology major and plans to 
become an emergency room physician. 

• Andrea Cartrette of Castle Hayne is a 
senior majoring in English. 

Athletic scholarships: 

• Michelle Jarman of Wilmington is a 
sophomore and a member of the women's 
golf team. 

• Jennifer Truda of Glen Allen, Va., is a 
senior and member of the women's 
soccer team. 

These scholarships are funded by donations 
from UNCW alumni and friends, as well as 
income from the UN CWSeahawk collegiate 
license program. Applications for 2004-05 
scholarships will be available in January and 
must be submitted to the Alumni Relations 
Office by March 12. 

Stay in touch 

Let us know what's happening in your life 
and help us keep our files up to date by 
writing to or log- 
ging on at 


The Office of Alumni Relations has secured 
a block of 200 reserved seats for the UNCW 
vs. NC State University basketball game on 
Jan. 3. 

The game will be played in the RBC Center 
in Raleigh; tip-off is at 8 p.m. Tickets are 
just $10. Priority will be given to active 
alumni donors (those who made a gift to 
UNCW after July 1, 2003) and their guests. 

Hotel Summit at Crabtree Valley, where 
UNCW alumni and Seahawk Club members 
will be staying, will be the pregame 
party site. 

For more information call the Office of 
Alumni Relations. 


Fall/Winter 2003 

All alumni who have made a contribution to 
UNCW between July 1 and Dec. 15, 2003, 
will be placed into a drawing for a pair of 
tickets to the Dec. 28 UNCW vs UNC basket- 
ball game at the Myrtle Beach Convention 
Center. Game time is 1 p.m. 

Only three pairs of tickets will be awarded. 

The UNCW Alumni Association has provided 
these tickets as a way of saying "thankyou" 
to those alumni who have made a contribu- 
tion in support of UNCW. 

The next meeting of the 

UNCW Alumni Association Board of 

Directors is slated for 8:30 a.m. 

Jan. 10 at Wise Alumni House. 

UNCW Magazine 17 

Alumni News 

Wilmington College alumni 
reach endowment goal 

Back in 2001, J. Marshall Crews, professor 
emeritus, suggested to Wilmington College 
alumni gathered for a reunion that they raise 
the funds to endow a scholarship in the 
name of their alma mater. 

His motivation was to re- 
member the university's be- 
ginnings by creating a 
perpetual scholarship for a 
deserving student. 

"We taught and learned 
from each and were the roots 
of this grand institution that 
UNCW has become," Crews 
said. "A part of us lies within 
its foundation. People soon 
forget the past but we want 
to leave a reminder of our 

A personal appeal letter was 
sent to over 700 Wilmington 
College alumni, facultv, staff 

Judge Rebecca Blackmore presented Chancellor DePaoto with a key 
to Wise Alumni House (above). Fifteen past chairs gathered to 
meet the new chancellor. 

Bennett receives Crews Award 

John P. Bennett received the J. Marshall 
Crews Distinguished Faculty Award at the 
Aug. 21 faculty meeting. It was awarded by 
the Past Chairs' Council of the UNCW 
Alumni Association. 

Known by his students as the "dancing and 
surfing professor" Bennett is a professor in 
the Health and Applied Human Sciences 

His nominator, Carl Stockton, said, "I have 
been impressed with Dr. Bennett's service to 
the community, the university and the pro- 
fession. In addition. Dr. Bennett is a strong 
advocate for student support. His leader- 
ship skills are outstanding and are evidenced 
by his many awards given by his peers." 

Council Chair Shanda Bordeaux '92 pre- 
sented Bennett with a $500 stipend and 
a medallion. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo met with the 
council just three weeks into her tenure. 


There was record atten- 
dance that night with past 
chairmen coming from 
around the state for the 
opportunity to meet the 
university's new leader. 

The council was impressed by her warmth, 
emphasis on a strong alumni presence which 
she stated included volunteerism, sharing 
personal talents and the foundation of sup- 
port that needed to move forward and soar. 
The council looks forward to assisting Chan- 
cellor DePaolo achieve the goals she sets for 

At the council's October meeting Ken 
Spackman, director of university planning, 
reviewed the chancellor's institutional 
benchmark study, which stimulated lively 
discussion and thoughts for future dialogue. 

The next meeting is 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at Wise 
Alumni House. 

and friends asking them to support the 
initiative to raise $25,000. The goal was to 
secure 250, $100 donors, and the necessary 
contribution level would be achieved. 

Donations began to roll in with personal notes 
attached hailing the education that alumni 
received while attending "the college," 

Jack Loftus '66, senior vice president of 
communications with Nielson Media Re- 
search, wrote that Crews' "letter landed here 
(Scarsdale, N.Y.) on fertile ground, and I am 
delighted to contribute and will do so on an 
ongoing basis, as needed." 

The goal was reached and surpassed on Aug. 
20, when the Wilmington College Alumni 
Chapter met the university's new chancellor, 
Rosemary' DePaolo , at a luncheon she hosted 
on UNCW's campus. 

The strength of the foundation of 
Wilmington College and the alumni chap- 
ter members combined with the energy, 
intellect and stellar leadership that DePaolo 
brings to the campus inspired the final do- 
nations that propelled the Wilmington Col- 
lege Scholarship to $26,060. 

Megan Antes, a UNCW junior from 
Wilmington, is the first Wilmington Col- 
lege scholar. Megan is majoring in biology 
and pre-veterinary medicine. She proudly 
represents this group of donors. Megan 
received the Phi Eta Sigma Freshman 
Scholar Award, which is given to the fresh- 
man with the highest GPA from the fresh- 
man honor society. 

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Fall/Winter 2003 


Workers replace the 
balustrade on the main 
level porch of Wise 
Alumni House. 

JeffEtheridge, choir of the UNCW Board of Trustees, presents 
to Pat Smith, executivedirectorof alumni relations, a framed 
copy of the 1975 certificate which states that Wise Alumni 
House, referred to as the Holt-Wise House, has been placed 
on the National Register of Histohc Places, thereby joining 
an elite group of properties that are "significant in American 
History, architecture, archeology and culture" which "deserve 
to be preserved by their owners as a part of the cultural 
heritage of our nation. " 

Renovations, furnishing enhance 
Wise Alumni House 

Wise Alumni House is regaining some of its 
original flourish with renovations completed 
and furnishings obtained in recent months. 

More than $20,000 in painting and repairs 
were done by the university, and $7,500 has 
been budgeted to repair the wrought iron 
gates to the house. 

Before retiring. Business Affairs Vice Chan- 
cellor Tim Jordan '69 allocated an addi- 
tional $15,000. Louise Gorham '58 and Pat 
Smith 72 scoured area antique shops to find 
appropriate furnishings to enhance the his- 
toric alumni house. 

Elegant dining room pieces, such as a ma- 
hogany breakfront with bubble glass, a 
Sheraton mahogany hunt board with origi- 
nal brasses, circa 1920's, and a mahogany 
federal demilune cabinet were purchased. 

Displayed in the dining room is a framed 
photograph of Tabitha Hutaff McEachern, 
late benefactor of Wise Alumni House for 
whom the dining room is named. Tabitha 
contributed $25,000 to reinstate a replica of 
the original French wallpaper called "The 
Hunt Scene" that once decorated the room. 

The large grand room now has a Federal style 
1800's sofa and a shield back side chair con- 
tributed by Teresa Brown, accented by two 
newly reupholstered wingback side chairs. 

All downstairs fireplaces have andirons and 
brass accessories loaned either from Kenan 
House, which is under renovation, or Chan- 
cellor Emeritus James Leutze and his wife. 
Marge Gates, or purchased from local 
antique stores. The mantle in the parlor 
features a French Garniture clock and can- 
delabra set originally from either Kenan or 

Wise house. It had been purchased by Troy 
Henry '70 after the deaths of Sarah Kenan 
and Jessie Wise, and then sold to Betty 
Bowen of Betty B's Antiques who displayed 
it in her home for over 20 years. 

An original wool Aubusson-style rug (dated 
1 800- 1 0) from France that belonged to Jessie 
Hargrave Kenan Wise was donated to the 
house. A signature piece from the rug will be 
mounted and framed, as the entire rug is too 
damaged to use. 

Other accessories that bring life and warmth 
to the home are filled bookcases topped by 
figurines, antique clocks and books; fern 
stands; marble-topped tables; a crystal ped- 
estal punch bowl with 12 crystal cups; 
reframed historic photos; mantel and table 
lamps; urn vases; silver candlesticks and 
china accent pieces. 

Si.x-foot tables and folding chairs were re- 
placed by warehouse services to meet the 
growing needs for special events held at the 
house. The grounds have blossomed with 
colorful plantings of burgundy coleus, vinca 
major and new Bermuda grass sod. 

The original balustrade was replaced on the 
main level porch as a result of an earlier 
grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Chari- 
table Trust. Interior and exterior lighting 
has been enhanced by a gift from the Flagler 

Wise Alumni House continues to be a work 
in progress. To those who support, main- 
tain, care, contribute to and love Wise 
Alumni House, this old house and grounds 
thank you. 

Basketball sodals 

Join your fellow alumni and friends to cel- 
ebrate the men's basketball season during 
upcoming socials in the Hawk's Nest. 

• Jan. 10 - Soups, Sandwiches & Sweets, 
noon to 1:30 p.m. UNCW plays Drexel 
at 2 p.m. 

• Jan. 24 - Homecoming Tailgate Party, 2 
to 3:30 p.m. UNCW plays Delaware at 
4 p.m. 

• Feb. 28 - Italian Feast - 6:30 to 8 p.m. 
UNCW plays Hofstra at 4 p.m. 

Reser\'alions are required for each social 
and can be made by calling the alumni 
relations office. 

Admission is $10 per person in advance or 
$12atthedoor. Children, agessix to 12, will 
be admitted for $5 each; there is no charge 
for children five and under. 

Active alumni and friends who contribute 
$250 or more annually to the UNCW Alumni 
Association or Wise Alumni House will be 
admitted to each social with one guest for 
half-price at $5 a person. 

Door prizes will be awarded at each event. 

Alumni benefits 

UNCW and Wilmington College alumni who 
contribute $25 or more annually to UNCW 
are entitled to: 

•^ Subscription to L//VfH/ Mogozme and 
monthly e-mail newsletter 

•^* Alumni window decal and card 

""^ Selected Randall Library privileges 

•"V* Special invitations to alumni and 
university events 

•^* Discounted pregame socials for 
alumni donors of $250 

*^* Discounted men's basketball season 
tickets and movie tickets 

•^ One-year, free career sen/ices after 

•^ Alumni volunteer board, chapter, 
council leadership opportunities 

•^ Dynamic young alumni/chapter 

"^ Online benefits (coming in January 
2004, log on at 
alumni for details.) 

Fall/'Winter 2003 

UNCW Magazine 19 


The African American Graduate 
Association (AAGA) has been ac- 
tive in many projects this year in 
an effort to assist undergraduates 
and promote fellowship among its 
members. In August, AAGA 
helped new students move their 
belonging into the residence halls 
during Freshman Move-In. The 
chapter has hosted city-to-city 
socials in Washington, O.C, 
Whiteville and Greensboro and is 
planning a social in Raleigh to 
recruit members. AAGA will host 
its Senior Sankofa ceremony at 
the Wise Alumni House for se- 
niors graduating in December. 
AAGA's plans for Homecoming 
2004 include a step show, board 
meeting, Friday night social with 
students, Saturday luncheon with 
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo and 
half-time social during the men's 
basketball game. AAGA is en- 
couraging former UNCW Gospel 
Choir members to return to cam- 
pus and participate in Homecom- 
ing 2004 activities along with 
the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, 
one of three Greek organizations 
to be honored Homecoming 
weekend. Contact: Karen Jenkins 
Cheek '89 at 919.718.6639 or 

Atlanta Chapter 

The Atlanta Alumni Chapter 
hosted a reception Sept. 14 to 
welcome Chancellor Rosemary 

DePaolo at the Southern Center 
for International Studies. Many 
area alumni had the opportunity 
to meet Dr. DePaolo and hear 
about her vision for the univer- 
sity. The chapter hosted "Cock- 
tails in the Garden," a social net- 
working opportunity, at the 
Atlanta Botanical Gardens on 
Sept. 24, and members attended 
Jazz at the High Museum of Art 
on Nov. 21. They plan to pari;ici- 
pate in the March of Dimes Walk 
on April 24. Contact: Laura 
Medlin '93 at or Todd 
Olesiuk '99 at 

Todd Olesiuk '99 and Laura Medlin 
'93 of the Atlanta Chapter hosted a 
reception for Chancellor DePaolo in 

Dean Larry Clark joined Cameron 
School of Business alumni Trudy 
Maus '91, '97M, Melissa Blackburn- 
Walton '87 and Larry White '90M at 
the "picnic in the park. " 

Cameron School of 
Business Chapter 

About 150 alumni, faculty and 
staff attended the Cameron 
School of Business Alumni 
Chapter's annual picnic at Hugh 
MacRae Park in August. On Aug. 
21, the chapter assisted the 
Cameron Executive Network when 
it hosted a reception welcoming 
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo. 
The Cameron School of Business 
will celebrate its 25th anniver- 
sary celebration during Business 
Week, March 25-27, and the 
chapter is working diligently to 
increase alumni participation in 
the planned activities. Contact: 
Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 at 
910.799.9496 or 

Cape Fear Chapter 

The Cape Fear Alumni Chapter 
wants to spreads its wings and 
engage more alumni in the 
Wilmington area. The chapter is 
asking the more than 8,000 
UNCW graduates who live in 
Brunswick, New Hanover and 
Pender counties to get out and 
support the university and the 
UNCW Alumni Association. They 
can do this by participating in 
some of the upcoming chapter 
events like the annual pregame 
basketball socials, the annual 
Cape Fear Alumni Golf Classic 
during the spring and the annual 
Grand Slam Jam during the UNCW 
baseball season. Contact: Jodi 
Chilcote '98, 910.793.6797 or 

Charleston Chapter 

The Charleston Alumni Chapter 
kicked off the alumni year with a 
successful social on June 30 at 
T-Bonz Restaurant. The chapter 
is planning similar events in the 
months to come. The chapter will 
host UNCW Student Ambassadors 
when they attend their annual 
conference at the College of 
Charleston March 4-7. Contact: 
Wayne Tharp '75 at 

The Charlotte Chapter hosted a tailgate party during 
the NFL Adventure. 

Charlotte Chapter 

The Charlotte Alumni Chapter co- 
hosted the second annual Char- 
lotte Panthers NFL Adventure. 
They greeted alumni from the 
surrounding area and 55 other 
alumni and friends from the Tri- 
angle Chapter who rode Amtrak 
from Raleigh to Charlotte. It was 

a great day for football and the 
tailgate event. Over 100 alumni, 
family and friends attended. 
Thanks to Charlotte Chapter 
President Sandy Saburn '89 and 
tailgate Chairman Rich Harron 
'86 who provided a first class 
tailgate party of hotdogs, ham- 
burgers and all the trimmings. 
The chapter hosted an ice cream 
social in August for 19 incoming 
freshmen and their families to 
welcome them to UNCW. On Nov. 
17, the chapter joined the uni- 
versity in hosting a social at the 
home of Krista Tillman, a mem- 
ber of the UNCW Board of Trust- 
ees, and her husband Paul to 
welcome Chancellor Rosemary 
DePaolo. Contact: Sandy Saburn 
'89 at 704.643.0616 or 

Communication Studies 

Members of the Communication 
Studies Alumni Chapter attended 
a special celebration on Aug. 27 
when the ribbon was cut on the 
UNCW Lakeside Hall media pro- 
duction studio/classroom. This is 
a great addition to the Commu- 
nication Studies Department and 
will benefit the university for 
years to come. Despite Hurricane 
Isabel rolling through the area a 
few days before, 
there was a good 
turnout of 
alumni, students, 
faculty and staff 
at the Communi- 
cation Studies 
Department's first 
family picnic at 
Hugh MacRae 
Park on Sept. 20. 
Approximately 10 
chapter members 
are involved in 
the Communica- 
tion Studies 
Society's Project Protege Pro- 
gram, mentoring of communica- 
tion studies students during the 
school year. The chapter is plan- 
ning to join the society in 
fundraising activities and other 
projects throughout the aca- 
demic year. The chapter will 
sponsor the third annual Commu- 

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rication Studies Day on March 
19, and all communication stud- 
ies alumni are invited to partici- 
pate. Contact: Aaron Oliver '81 at 
910.392.4236 or 

Earth Sciences Chapter 

Eight people attended the Oct. 
20 organizational meeting of the 
new Earth Sciences Alumni Chap- 
ter and are serving on the orga- 
nizing committee. The members 
include Kristen Dougherty '97, 
Joyce Carter '95, Wendy Pate '00, 
Roger Shew '76, Stan Harts '89, 
Brad Worley '95, 'OOM, Mark 
Miller '78, '87, and Richard Laws 
'75. At the group's second meet- 
ing, Nov. 21 at King Neptune 
Restaurant, Wrightsville Beach, 
members began planning their 
first big event for the spring. 
Contact: Richard Laws at 
910.962.4125 or 

Margaret Taylor, Stephen Bayley and Abby 
Bass, 2003 School of Nursing graduates, 
test SimMan at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center. 

School of Nursing Chapter 

Calling all nursing graduates - the 
UNCW Alumni Association is look- 
ing for nursing school alumni to 
serve on the board of the Nursing 
Alumni Chapter. The chapter 
serves the nursing school and 
provides the alumni with social 
networking and opportunities. 
Contact: Tom Lament, assistant 
director of alumni relations, at 
910.952.2684 or 

Triad Chapter 

The Triad Alumni Chapter is ask- 
ing all Greensboro and Winston- 
Salem alumni to support the 
chapter by participating and be- 
coming involved in the chapter's 
activities. This year the chapter 
will offer some social networking 
opportunities around the televised 
men's basketball games. Don't 
miss out on these opportunities 
to become involved and stay 
connected with fellow alumni in 
the Triad area. Contact: Justin 
Treadway '02,336.923.2775 or 

\ ^M .Mui);ni Cluiplcr J 

Justin Treadway '02, Triad Chapter 
president, Mike Crocker '94, Jeff 
Mann '92 and Bekki Bennett '91, 
Triangle Chapter president, were 
among the alumni who attended 
the NFL Adventure. 

Triangle Chapter 

The Triangle Alumni Chapter co- 
sponsored the second annual 
Charlotte Panthers NFL Adven- 
ture on Oct. 19. Fifty-five alumni 
and friends boarded the Amtrak 
train at stops in Raleigh, Cary, 
Durham, Burlington and Greens- 
boro ending in Charlotte where 
they joined the Charlotte Chapter 
for a great tailgate cookout. A 
big "thank you" to Jeff Mann '92 
and Bekki Bennett '91 for their 
hard work in making the NFL 
Adventure a great success. The 
chapter will host a pregame 
event Jan. 3 in Raleigh prior to 
the men's basketball game in 
which the Seahawks take on the 
NC State University Wolfpack. 
The chapter also hosted a few 
happy hours at the Carolina Ale 
House in Cary to provide the Tri- 
angle alumni with a night of fel- 

lowship, fun and socializing. 
Contact: Bekki Bennett '91 at 
919.362.7152 or Bekki@Exec- 

Washington, D.C. 

The Washington, D.C. Alumni 
Chapter is looking over the men's 
basketball schedule and planning 
alumni gatherings during the 
Seahawk's away games at Towson 
Jan. 19 and George Mason Feb. 
25. The chapter is also studying 
the possibility of having an 
alumni event at a Washington 
Capitals NHL game in the near 
future. Contact: Chen Arnott '97 

Watson School of 
Education Chapter 

The Watson School of Education 
Alumni Chapter held its fall 
meeting at the home of Janis 
Norris '81. The chapter has given 
student interns bookmarks with 
names, e-mail addresses and 
phone numbers of alumni cur- 
rently teaching in area schools 
as part of its student mentoring 
program. The chapter will host 
its annual alumni lecture in the 
spring for students. Members are 
committed to raising funds for 
the Watson School of Education's 
NC Teachers Legacy Hall, which 
will be housed in the new educa- 
tion building. Contact: Ann Grose 
'90 at 910.392.4520 or 

Young Alumni Council 

The Young Alumni Council spon- 
sored a welcome dinner for Chan- 
cellor Rosemary DePaolo on Oct. 
3 at Wise Alumni House. Presi- 
dent Tom Gale '98 welcomed 
Chancellor DePaolo in the grand 
room then she spoke to a room 
full of young alumni. Council 
members served as volunteers at 
the alumni booth during 
Riveri'est on Oct. 4. A special 
event for young alumni during 
Homecoming 2004 is being 
planned for Jan. 23. The council 
is currently taking nominations 
for the Young Alumnus of the 
Year who will be announced at 

this event. Young alumni are 
those who have graduated from 
UNCW within the past 10 years. 
Contact: Tom Gale '98 at 
910.383.6860 or 

Other Chapters 

Alumni looking for information 
on other UNCW alumni chapters 
should contact the following 

Crew Club - Curt Browder '92, 

Greenville Chapter - Paula Bass 

MALS Chapter - Joanie D. Martin 

New York/New Jersey Chapter - 
Joan Clifford '86, 

Richmond Chapter - Sam Mintz 


Tennessee Chapter - Amanda 
Cannady '97, 
or John Faill '80, 

Wilmington College Chapter - Jim 
Medlin '52, 791.5259 

Professoi Emeritus Marshall Crews and 
Jim Medlin '52 welcomed Chancellor 
DePaolo during a Wilmington College 
Chapter luncheon. 

Fall/Winter 2003 

UNCW Magazine 21 



Mickey Corcoran '70 has changed the 
name of his Budweiser distributorship 
from Woodruff Distributing Company 
in New Bern to Atlantic Beverage Inc. 

Veronica McLaurin- Brown '72, spe- 
cial assistant to the superintendent for 
New Hanover County Schools for 
eliminating the achievement gap, re- 
ceived the "local school superstar" 
award for her work with Success By 
Six, a United Way Program aimed at 
preparing children for success in 
school. She was cited for her willing- 
ness to add the voice of the African 
American community to efforts de- 
signed to improve education. 

Rev. Julia Odom Rzonca 76 was ap- 
pointed chaplain with Community 
Home Care Hospice in Fayetlevillc- 

Leonard R. Devancy III 79 is a Supe- 
rior Court judge for the 4th Judicial 
District in Bethel, Alaska. He sits on 
the therapeutic court bench which 
hears cases dealing with alcohol- and 
drug-addicted offenders charged with 
multiple offenses of driving while in- 
toxicated and supports long-term re- 
cover)' from addiction. He has been 
practicing law in rural Alaska for the 
past 12 years. 

Greta A. Lint 79 has resigned from 
the Lexington Tourism Authority to 
pursue a promotional opportunity. 
This past year, she worked closely 
with the N.C, Division of Tourism, 
Film and Sports Development to in- 
crease awareness of the state's barbe- 
cue restaurant industry-. 


Mark Stone '80 
was elected senior 
vice president of 
First Citizens 
Bank in Ashe\nlle. 
He IS a manager of 
relationship bank- 
ing, responsible 
for serving com- 
mercial and busi- Stone 
ness customers in 

the Buncombe area. He is on the board 
of Caring for Children, serves on the 
Buncombe County/City of Asheville 
Housing Task Force and is a member 
of Black Mountain Presbyterian 

Harry E. McClaren '85 retired from the 
Marine Corps after 28 years of active 
service. He now works for Sikorsky 

Aircraft Corporation as director of heavy 
lift programs in Washington, D.C. He 
and his wife, Elizabeth Grubb McClaren 
'83, reside in Woodbridge, Va, 

Donis Noc Smith "86, '94M, a finan- 
cial advisor in Morgan Stanley's Wilm- 


Ington office, was 
awarded the cer- 
tified financial 
planner certifica- 
tion by the Certi- 
fied Financial 
Planner Board of 
Standards Inc. 
Smith IS respon- 
sible for provid- 
ing financial 

planning services and investment ad- 
vice to individuals. 

Becky Falor '87, a Cape Fear Academy 
music teacher, was one of the seven 
authors of the book, AP Vertical Teams 
Guide jo J Fine Ans: Music Jhcoiy. The 
book, produced by the College Board, 
is a curriculum guide for educating 
professionals in general music, orches- 
tra and band. 

Kim Kopka-Ratcliff '88 was named 
co-anchorof Wilmington's ABC affili- 
ate WWAY News Channel 3 stations 6 

and 11 p.m. broadcasts. 

DeeDee M. "Phillippe" Jarman "89 
graduated from Central Michigan Uni- 
versity with a Master of Science Ad- 
ministration degree in May. 

Charlotte Piepmeier '89 of Santa Fe, 
N.M., wrote a children's book for ages 
five to 11 called Lucy's J ouii\cy' to the 
Wild West. The book includes histon.- 
and geography and covers the trauma 
of having to leave a home tliat you love. 

Cindy Talbert '90M was appointed 
the principal of Pine Valley Elemen- 
tar)- School. An educator with 26 years 
of experience, she was featured Aug. 
27 in a Wilmington Star-News series on 
new principals in New Hanover County 
Schools. She said one of the challenges 
of her new position is working with 20 
different languages spoken at the 

Margaret K. Williams '90 of Wilming- 
ton received her Master of Arts in Chris- 
tian Education degree from Union 
Theological Seminar}' and Presbyterian 
School of Christian Education- 
Sherry Broome '91M was appointed 
the principal of Ashley High School. 
An educator with 30 years of experi- 
ence, she was featured Aug. 3 in a 
Wilmington Star-News series on new 
principals in New Hanover County 
Schools. She recently earned her doc- 
torate in curriculum and instruction 
from UNC G'.eensboro 

Anne Johnson '91 was promoted to 
corporate controller for Reeds Jewel- 
ers in Wilmington. She is a certified 
public accountant. 

Larry Knowlesjr. '93 is a sales execu- 
tive for Sloan Realty in Myrtle Beach. 

In 2002, he was involved in over $7 
million of real estate transactions, plac- 
ing him in the top five percent of 1 ,600 
real estate agents in Horry and 
GeorgetouTi counties, S.C. 

Benny Hill '94, popular jazz saxo- 
phonist in the Wilmington area, is 
pursuing a master's degree in jazz stud- 
ies at Northern Illinois University. He 
was featured in thejuly 10 Wilmington 
Star-News Currents magazine- 
Navy Lt. Helen H. Jackson '94 de- 
parted on a routine, scheduled deploy- 
ment while assigned to the guided 
missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea. The 
ship is part of the VSS Enleijuisc Car- 
rier Strike Group, which is continuing 
America's ongoing operations in the 
war on terrorism. 

Lee Ann Walker-Cooper '94 is play- 
ing on the Ladies Professional Golf 
Association Tour 

D. Neal Leeper '95 of Franchise Real 
Estate Inc- achieved the Specialist Of- 
fice/Retail Real Estate office designa- 
tion awarded by the Society of 
Industrial and Office Realtors, an in- 
ternational association of professional 
commercial real estate brokers. Neal is 
a member of the UNCW Alumni Asso- 
ciation Board of Directors. 

Tyese Scott-Oates '95, '02M was ap- 
pointed the principal of Dorothy B. 
Johnson Elementar\' School. She was 
featured Aug. 20 in a Wihjiington Star- 
News series on new principals in New 
Hanover County Schools. 

GregoF)' Weiss '96 
is an investment 
counselor with First 
Citizens Investor 
Ser\-ices in Raleigh 


was named em- 
ployee of the month 
for July at the Na- 
tional Oceanic and ''^^^^^ 
Atmospheric Administration. 

Katherine Tootoo Makepeace '98, co- 
leader of the Cape Fear Chapter of 
Mothers & More, was featured in an 
August 31 Wi/?njnglo!i Star-News ar- 
ticle on the organization that pro\ides 
women with support during their ac- 
tive parenting years. 

George S. Potts III '98 completed the 
eight-week U.S. Na\^' basic training 
program at Recruit Training Com- 
mand, Great Lakes, 111, 

Ginger Bayles "99 of Whiteville re- 
ceived a juris doctor degree from the 
Roger Williams University Ralph R. 
Papitto School of Law in May, She was 
a contributing writer for The Docket, a 
Student Bar Association publication 
and a member of the American Bar 
Association Law Student Division and 

the Association of Public Interest Law. 
Ginger was a legal assistant for Mann 
& Mitchell and Poore & Rosenbaum 
and a student attorney at the Roger 
Williams University Criminal Defense 

Michael Gay '99 
was promoted to h- 
nancial services 
manager at First 
Citizens Bank in 
Raleigh. He is a 
member of the 
North Raleigh Ro- 
tar)' Club and is a 
volunteer with 
Junior Achieve- 
ment. He resides in Knightdale. where 
he is member of the volunteer fire 


Na\7 Ensign Shannon Stout '01 is 

enrolled at the Uniformed Services Uni- 
versity of the Health Sciences in 
Bethesda, Md. Established by the De- 
partment of Defense, the universit}' is 
the nations only accredited federal 
school of medicine and graduate school 
of nursing. Upon graduation. Stout 
will complete a minimum of seven 
years of active dut)'. 

Matt Weaver '01 was promoted to 
financial services manager at First Citi- 
zens Bank in Cornelius, He is a mem- 
ber of the Lake Norman Chamber of 
Commerce and resides in Da\idson, 

Amanda Wynn 
'01 received her 
M.B.A., with 
concentrations in 
c-business and 
marketing, in May 
from Regent Uni- 
versity, She IS 
pursuing a Ph,D, 
in information 
systems at Nova 

Southeastern University in Fort 


Marine Corps Reserve Pfc, Amanda 
L, Nelms '02 completed 12 weeks of 
basic training at Marine Corps Recruit 
Depot, Parris Island, S,C,, and was 
promoted to her current rank- 
Mario Sabrinsky '02 of Charlotte is a 
computer support specialist with Free- 
man-White Compan)-. 

Sallie Smith Tribou 02 has had two 
books published, Cliintibern' Trees For- 
ever and Matters of the Heart. 

Janet Oliver '03 is the administrative 
assistant to the libran- director at the 
New Hanover County Public Library, 

Maggie Ashbum '03M is a staff ac- 
countant in the audit department of 
McGladrc\" & Pullen. 

22 UNCW Magazine 

Fall/Winter 2003 


I A if 

Alison P. Humphrey "89"and Derek 
W. Stenner on Sept. 27, 2003. Alison is 
employedbyPer-Se Technologies. The 
couple resides in Durham. 

Stephen T. Beacham "92 and Eliza- 
beth T. Ra>Tnond on June 21, 2003. 
The couple resides in Carolma Beach. 

Lesli Ann Knauss '93 and Barr)' 
Coburn on Oct. 18. 2003. 

DaWd M. Thompson "95 and LeeAnn 
Wilcox on May 3, 2003. David is a vice 
president and commercial banker m 


Rebecca Wolf '96 and Jamie Marks on 
May 25, 2003. Rebecca works for 
Chubb & Son. The couple resides in 
Boston, Mass- 

RyanFleek'97 and Leigh Poole "98 on 
May 4, 2003. Leigh is a research asso- 
ciate at UNC - Chapel Hill and is 
pursuing a graduate degree. Ryan is 
operations manager at the Carolina 
Sportsplex in Morris\'llle. The couple 
lives in Durham. 

Melissa Shaw "97 
and Ed Pienckon 
Sept. 6, 2003. Me- 
lissa is a copy- 
writer for 
Learning Inc. The 
couple resides m 
New Glarus. 


Ted E. Cook "98 
and Mandy L. Hill "99, "02M on Aug, 2, 
2003. Mandy is pursuing a Ph.D. in 
marine science at the University of South 
Florida. Ted, who earned a PhD in 
materials science and engineering at 
NC State University, is a senior re- 
search engineer at Intel Corporation in 
Pordand. Ore. The couple maintains 
homes in both Flonda and Oregon. 

Joseph M. Everhardt '98 and Eliza- 
beth H. Davis '99 on Sept. 6, 2003. 
Joseph is a realtor with Blue Coast 
Properties, and Elizabeth is a sales 
representative of Mutual Distributing 
Company. The couple lives in 

Horace H. Mayo III "98 and Jamie E. 
Farlow on Oct. 1 1 , 2003 . Horace is the 
president of Coastline Mortgage Con- 
sultants, LLC. The couple lives in 

Walter "Brad" Wooddell "98 and Sasha 
T. Schrom on Oct. 23, 2003. Brad is a 
real estate agent with his parents' firm. 
Live Oak Real Estate, A language arts 
teacher at Burgaw Middle School, Sasha 
is pursuing a masters degree in educa- 
tion from UNCW. 

Tony M. Brown '99 and Carrie 
Schroeder '99 on May 17, 2003. 

Henry M. Fulop '99 and Alison H. 
Jones on June 1, 2003. Henry is em- 
ployed by Lazard Freres. The couple 
resides in New York, N.Y, 

Mary Lou Klein '99 and Scott 

Schweizer on Nov. 30, 2002. The 
couple lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Leslie S. Rogers '99 and Troy S. Moore 
on Sept. 27, 2003. Leshe is a teacher in 
Brunswick County. The couple lives 
in Wilmington. 

Rebecca S. Upchurch "99 and Jeffrey 

B. Bollinger on April 26, 2003. The 
couple lives in Durham- 
Crystal F. Danford '00 and Christo- 
pher A. Albertson on Sept. 27. 2003. 
The couple lives in Whitedeer, Pa. 

David J. Pagliughi '00 and Ashley A. 
Poteat '03 on June 8, 2003. David is 
marketing coordinator for Rampage 
Sports Fishing Yachts. The couple re- 
sides in Wrightsville Beach. 

John D. Peacock '00 and Danielle C. 
Durham "01 onApril 12. 2003 John is 
employed by the N.C. Department of 
Environment and Natural Resources, 
and Danielle works with 
PharmaResearch- The couple resides 
m Wilmington. 

Katherine F. Roberts "00, OlM and 
James M. Harrell on Oct. 25, 2003. 
Katherine is employed as an accoun- 
tant m Wilmington. 

Allison L. Weidner '00 and Marco 
Lenzi on May 17, 2003. The couple 
lives in Wilmington. 

Julie K. Yarborough "00 and Michael 
E. Lopez onjune 21, 2003. The couple 
lives at Wrights\ille Beach. 

Karen L. Green "01 and John R, Gertz 
Jr. on May 10, 2003. The couple re- 
sides in Wilmington. 

Tiffany M. Hadley '01 and Christo- 
pher M. Thomas onjune 7, 2003. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

Jennifer E. Hawks '01 and Christo- 
pher M. Walch on May 24, 2003. The 
couple lives in Wilmington. 

Derrick W. Heglar '01 and Jennifer 
Smith '02 on April 12, 2003. 

Eric S. Johnson '01 and Brandi D. 

Hart '01 onjune 21. 2003. The couple 
lives m Wilmington. 

Lisa M. Claffey '02 and Matthew G. 
Winchell on Oct. 4, 2003. Lisa is em- 
ployed with Saucier Inc. The couple 
resides in Wilmington. 

Shemekka E. Coleman '02 and 
Thurston T. Miles on April 26, 2003. 
The couple resides in Wilmington. 

Megan E. Smith '02 and Erik K. Davies 

on Sept. 13, 2003. Megan is employed 
by New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center. The couple resides in Wilm- 

Christopher S. Wrede '02 and Jamie 
Campbell on Sept. 21.2003. 

Molly K. Moore '03 and Christopher 

C. Kemp on June 21. 2003. Molly is 
employed by Ward and Smith, P. A. A 
student at UNCW, Christopher is 
employed by New Hanover Regional 
Emergency Medical Services. 

Best-Tuten gets national honor 

Kimberly Best-Tuten '86 of Atlanta, Ga., received the Blacks In 
Government 2003 National Meritorious Service Award. She was 
recognized for her outstanding membership recruitment and re- 
tention activities having recruited 20 new members for the organi- 
zation within a three-month time span. Because of her efforts, the 
Atlanta Metropolitan chapter membership increased by 62 percent. 

Best-Tuten has engaged in a variety of 
program development efforts on behalf 
of the chapter nationally, regionally and 
locally. Her efforts as a community 
leader with the "BIG Vote" promoted 
voter registration and resulted in in- 
creased numbers of registered voters 
among underprivileged and special 
groups in the African American commu- 
nity. In addition, she supported the BIG 
Building Fund and the Combined Fed- 
eral Campaign to the National Organiza- 
tion of BIG. 


As a member of the National Communications and Public Rela- 
tions Committee, Best-Tuten wrote three articles for the Daily 
Update at the 2002 national training conference, including "BIG 
Africa Initiative Public Service: Your Involvement in Global Af- 
fairs"; "Behind the Scenes: The Chairman of the Board of Direc- 
tors"; and "Creating a Successful Future at GSA - Part 11" 
(co-authored). She also published an article in the April issue of 
BIG Connections entitled, "Making the BIG Pitch." Additionally, 
Best-Tuten wrote and published a newsletter, Tlic Eagle, for asso- 
ciates of the U. S. General Ser\'ices Administration. 

Realizing that partnership often provides opportunity, Best-Tuten 
makes a concerted effort to create connections between those in 
need of mentoring and development and the organizations that 
can provide those opportunities. Examples of her collaborative 
work includes: 

• Being recognized by the African American Graduate Association 
at UNCW as a founding member. 

• Acting as a speaker and advisor to minority groups on issues of 
employment and education. 

• Serving as a tutor and mentor to local inner-city elementary 
schools, thereby enhancing students' knowledge in reading and 

• Raising approximately $1,000 within four weeks for a school in 
the Atlanta area, donating a violin to an indigent child and needed 
items to the Carrie Pitts-Steele home for abandoned children. 

• Recruiting and coordinating more than 20 volunteers for 
Whitefoord Community Project, a community based organiza- 
tion whose vision is to ensure that every child in the 'Whitefoord 
Community is equipped with everything she or he needs to suc- 
ceed in school. 

• Serving as a panelist on promotion and hiring boards which 
resulted in 13 minorities being hired at GSA. 

Best-Tuten is a human resources specialist with U.S. General Ser- 
vices Administration in Atlanta. 

Fall/'Winter 2003 

UNCW Magazine 23 

Renee D. Styron 02 and Corey D. 
Umeda '03 on May 24, 2003, The 
couple lives in Wilmington. 

To Keith E. Hedrick 79 and his wife 
Lisa, a son. Matthew Fisher, on May 
19, 2003. Keith is a senior internal 
auditor with South Jersey Gas in 
Folsom, N.J. 

To Charlotte Pearson Kinney '92 and 
her husband Ben, a son, Jackson Mar- 
tin, on Oct. 2, 2002. The family resides 
in Charlotte. 

To Eric M. Levin '94 and Nikki Ridgway 
Levin '96, a son, Tate Alius, on Feb. 17, 
2003. He joins three-year-old son. Abe 
Hallman. The family resides in Hickor\-. 

To McGavock Henderson Edwards 
'96 and her husband, Jeff, a son, Elijah 
Thomas, on July 
18. 2003. 

McGavock IS a se- 
nior counselor 
with Eply Associ- 
ates Inc. /Public 
Relations and 
serves on the 
UNCW Alumni 
Association Board 
of Directors, The 
Edwards family 
resides in Raleigh. 



Thomas B. Hawkins Jr. '55 of Wilm- 
ington, on June 9, 2003, 

Gerald D. Stone '56 on May 12, 2003. 

David H. Day 74 of Winston-Salem. 

on May 10, 2003. 

Steven A. Anderson '92 of Charlotte, 
on June 2. 2003. While at UNCW he 
was a charter member of Kappa Alpha 
and founding father of the local chap- 
ter of Tau Nu Pi fraternity. 

Sabine Vonklahr Page '95 of Ocean 
Isle Beach, on May 12. 2003. 

Margaret Shannon Morton, 106. of 
Henderson, on Oct, 11, 2003. She was 
one of the original Wilmington Col- 
lege faculty members who began teach- 
ing in 1947. She was the first full-time 
teacher in the English Department and 
was also its first chair. She was named 
dean of women in 1963. Morton re- 
tired as professor emeritus in 1965 
after 18 years of service. In 1981, the 
campus humani ties building was dedi- 
cated as Morton Hall in her honor. 

Burdette ninth UNCW alumnus 
awarded Fulbright scholarship 

Kemp Burdette '03 received a Fulbright scholarsliip to study 
in Canada. He is the ninth UNCW student awarded this pres- 
tigious grant. 

"I have spent my undergraduate career preparing for this oppor- 
tunity," said Burdette. He wiU use the scholarship to study mari- 
time history at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Burdette 
said Memorial University, located in the port city of St. John's, is 
an ideal place to continue his studies. 

"A year of study in Canada will pro\ide a unique opportunity to 
learn maritime histon,' at a leading university in this field. More 
importantly though, a year at Memorial will provide me with an 
international educational experience and a valuable cultural ex- 
change," said Burdette. 

"I know that Kemp is ver\' excited about this grant, and he 
worked ver)- hard to obtain it," said Raymond Burt, UNCWs 
Fulbright coordinator and assistant vice chancellor for academic 
affairs. "Fulbright grantees do not participate in U.S. study 
abroad programs but design their own program of study at a for- 
eign university of their choice. This will not be just a classroom 
experience. It is a total immersion in another culture, and that is 
one of the greatest educational experiences you can have." 

Burdette graduated magna ciiin laudc 
with majors in history and geology and 
focused his studies on maritime history. 
He has written extensively on the sub- 
ject, including "The Black River: Historv', 
Evolution and Impacts on Southeastern 
North Carolina" and "Point Caswell: A 
Steamboat Town at the End of the 19th 
Century." Both are located in the Special 
Collections Room at UNCW as well as in 
the New Hanover County Public Library. 
Burdette's honors thesis "Cape Fear Bal- 
last Stones: A Tool for Historians" will 
be published by the university's Honors Scholars Program. 

Burdette. who began his one-year assignment in mid-.\ugust, will 
study and conduct research with Dr. Lewis R. Fischer, a profes- 
sor of histor)' and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of 
Maritime Histor)'. Burdette said he plans to further his studies in 
maritime and related history. Upon completion of his graduate 
work, Burdette wants to go into education. For the past three 
summers, Burdette has worked as a teaching assistant for Duke 
University's Talent Identification Program. He said this experi- 
ence has influenced his career plans. 

"I hope to combine ni)- love of research with ni) desire to teach 
others what I've learned," said Burdette. "There is still so much 
that we can learn about the role of the sea in the history of man, 
and I am ready to get started." 





Ham's gets top 
state employee 
award for service 

'03. an 

ing tech- 
nician in 

for Public 

and Continuing Studies, is the 
2003 recipient of the State 
Employees" Award of Excel- 
lence, the highest honor a 
state employee may receive. 

She was also the 2003 UNCW 
Award of Excellence winner 
and the 2003 YW'CA Woman 
of the Year. 

Actively involved in commu- 
nity work, she is vice chair of 
the New Hanover County 
Communit)- .Action board of 
directors and chair of the 
Harbour Foundation. She is a 
mentor and a tutor for teenag- 
ers in the community and in 
her church. Harris also works 
with young girls to enhance 
their self-esteem and 
strengthen their leadership 
skills through her independent 
service, "Coming to the 
Stage." She assists in directing 
the Leadership Wilmington 
Alumni Association and serves 
on the Leadership Wilmington 
executive committee. 

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Past Chair's Council 

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DcPaolo icaches out to region 


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and personal 


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Yormer Seahawks tackle new challenges 







On the cover: 

Following her installation as chancellor of UNCW, Rosemary 
DePaolo poses with the students who carried flags of the 37 
countries representing the nationalities of the university's 
international students. Internationalization is one of the 
areas where UNCW will "mal<e waves, " DePaolo stated in her 
installation speech. 

"We'll be seeking to increase, significantly, the number of 
international students who come to us and enhance us. And 
conversely we must also send far more of our own students 
abroad, making it easy, natural and affordable for them to 
make those utterly transformative journeys to other lands. Not 
achieving this, would be to shirk our responsibility to prepare 
our students for a global society, " she said. 

- Photo by Brownie Harris 

Campus Digest 

UNCW outreach effort 
underway In Bolton 

An impressive chapter in UNCW community outreach history' 
was initiated in Januar)' with the opening of the Bohon Health 
and Wellness Center. 

Bolton, located approximately 30 miles northwest of Wilmington, 
has North Carolina's most substantial rates of high blood 
pressure, heart disease and diabetes among African-Americans. 
The community is second to none in national rates of prostate 
cancer diagnosis. 

Until recently, Bolton's citizens had limited access to health care. 
UNCW's multidiscipline collaborative health project, initiated 
by the School of Nursing, promises to change that. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo celebrated the opening of the 
center with U.S. Rep. Mike Mclntyre and UNCW Board of 
Trustee Chairman Jeff D. Etheridge Jr., among others. 

"Under the leadership of the UNC Wilmington School of 
Nursing and with the help of Congressman Mike Mclntyre, a 
wonderful health partnership has been formed to bring access to 
priinar)' health care to a previously underserved community," 
Chancellor DePaolo announced. 

The center is a nurse-managed, service-learning site for 
multidisciplinary students and also serves as a scholarship site 
for UNCW faculty and students. Some of the specialties offered 
at the center include nursing, social work, sociology, education 
and gerontology. 

"This is a perfect outreach project for UNCW in an area that is 
in need. The facilities that the Bolton Health and Wellness 
Center will provide will go a long way in an impoverished 
region of the state," Chairman Etheridge stated. 

Thanks to the support from Rep. Mclntyre, UNCW received 
federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services and the U.S. Office of Rural Health Policy. The two 
grants that had a definitive impact on the creation of the center 
include $167,000 from the Health Resources and Services 
Administration and a $385,000 grant from the U.S. Office of 
Rural Health Policy. 

"The people of eastern Columbus County will benefit directly 
from this project; UNC Wilmington students and faculty will 
benefit directly from this project. But beyond that, children in 
this area will benefit in a way we may not have even thought 
possible," Chancellor DePaolo concluded. 

Razor Walker Award 
recognizes seven for 
support of children 

Each year the Razor Walker 
Award is bestowed upon six 
individuals and one corpora- 
tion that exemplify outstanding 
support for North Carolina chil- 
dren and their education. Indi- 
vidual recipients for 2004 are 
Mary Easley,James Leutze, Mary 
Sidberr)' Mosley, Robert Phay, 
Dr. Frank Reynolds and Will- 
iam Self. The outstanding cor- 
poration is Boney Architects. 

Easley, First Lady of North 
Carolina, has established 
teacher recruitment and reten- 
tion, infant immunization, espe- 
cially among North Carolinians 
with English as their second lan- 
guage and reduction of under- 
age drinking as among her 
foremost goals. 

Leutze, chancellor of UNCW 
from 1990 through 2003, 
strengthened its undergradu- 
ate teaching and overall aca- 
demic excellence to emerge as 

DePaolo named 
to AAC&U board 

chancellor Rosemary DePaolo 
was named to the board of the 
Association of American Col- 
leges and Universities. AAC&U 
is the leading national associa- 
tion devoted to advancing and 
strengthening liberal learning for 
all students, regardless ol aca- 
demic specialization or intended 
career. It strives to reinforce the 
collective commitment to lib- 
eral education at both the na- 
tional and local levels and to 
help individual institutions keep 
the cjualit)' of student learningat 
the core of their work as they 
evolve to meet new economic 
and social challenges. 

one of the top 10 pubhc regional 
undergraduate universities in 
the South. 

Mosley formed the Bottom 
Neighborhood Association Inc. , 
a non-profit agency, in response 
to the deteriorating conditions 
of the Wihnington neighbor- 
hood in which she grew up. In 
2000, she expanded the focus of 
this group to include areas out- 
side of the Bottom neighbor- 
hood, and the Family and 
Neighborhoods Institute of 
North Carolina was founded. 

Phay is the founder of World 
■View: An International Program 
for Educators at the LIniversity 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
This program attempts to aid 
schools and colleges in the 
preparation for students to 
apply a greater understanding 
of the complexifies of an increas- 
ingly interconnected world. 

Reynolds, a native of 
Wilmington, was recognized 
throughout his career as a medi- 
cal leader and trusted pediatri- 
cian. He is an advocate for child 
health care among underprivi- 
leged children. 

Self was a teacher and adminis- 
trator with the Winston-Salem 
school system and superinten- 
dent of the Charlotte/ 
Mecklenburg school system 
when the school desegregated 
its student population. Self is 
recognized by educators 
throughout the state as an influ- 
ential leader with virtue, hon- 
esty, integrity and dedication. 

Boney Architects was established 
in the earl)' 1900s and has focused 
on the planning and design of 
educational facilities. Boney 
designed schools can be found 
throughout North Carolina 
including three of the original 
buildings at the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington. 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2004 



"With more than 17 major 
projects underway and six more 
set for completion over the sum- 
mer, UNCW is at the height of 
the largest construction effort 
in our history. This is an excit- 
ing time for the university, the 
Office of Facihtiesand the larger 
community," said Ed Davis, as- 
sociate vice chancellor business 
affairs - facilities. 

About 450 jobs are being sup- 
ported in the community by 

Coffey joins 
board of trustees 

The University of North Caro- 
lina at Wilmington has wel- 
comed Terr)' Coffey to the board 
of trustees. 

Coffey is the president of 
Murphy-Brown East headquar- 
tered in Warsaw, N.C. Previ- 
ously, he was president of 
Murphy Farms LLC. He is also 
an adjunct professor at N.C. 
State University. He is on the 
board of directors for the Ameri- 
can Society of Animal Science 
and is currently chairman of 
the N.C. Swine Health Com- 
mittee for the N.C. Department 
of Agriculture and Consumer 
Ser\aces. Coffey received his 
bachelor's, master's and doc- 
toral degrees from the Univer- 
sity of Georgia. 

Coffey replaced Frank Block 
who served on the UNCW 
Board of Trustees for two con- 
secutive four-year terms, the 
maximum time allowed to a 
board member. 

UNCWs construction projects, 
according to Davis. Based on 
economic information and mul- 
tipliers supplied by the UNC 
Office of the President, it is esti- 
mated that the $50 million in 
receipt-supported projects and 
$ 109 millionin bond-supported 
projects translate to a $550 mil- 
lion economic impact in our 

Of those projects now under- 
way, the school of education is 
more than 90 percent complete. 
This state-of-the-art education 
building will welcome students 
in the fall of 2004. 

The renovation and addition to 
Westside Hall is progressing. 
In addition to converting the 
old cafeteria to office spaces and 
updating critical systems includ- 
ing heating and air, fire safety and 
communications, the Westside 


Hall project will also feature an 
addition providing much needed 
space for student services. 

The renovation and addition 
to Hoggard Hall began this 
spring. In addition to renova- 
tions to bring the building's 
infrastructure up to standard, 
Hoggard Hall will also receive 
an addition, the Technology Sup- 
port Center. 

Slated to begin this summer are 
two new classroom buildings: 
the computer information sys- 
tems and creative arts buildings. 
The former will be a 62,000- 
square-foot facility housing the 

Department of Computer Science 
and the Department of Infor- 
mation Systems and Operations 
Management. It will feature 
multidisciplinar)', hands-on labs 
equipped with the latest infor- 
mation technologies; dynami- 
cally re-configurable research 
and instructional spaces and 
student "sandboxes" to facili- 
tate team-based collaborative 
learning. The creative arts build- 
ing will house the Departments 
of Music, Art and Theatre and 
include classrooms, seminar 
rooms, computer labs, rehearsal 
rooms, performance spaces and 
exhibit venues. 

Wemple chosen for 

National Geographic internship 

Terry Coffey is sworn in by Superior 
Court Judge W. Allen Cobb at the 
January Board of Trustees meeting. 

Melanie Wemple, a junior at 
UNCW, was chosen to partici- 
pate in an internship at the Na- 
tional Geographic Society in the 
division of International Edi- 
tions. Wemple, a geography ma- 
jor, is one of 32 students in the 
countr)' to be chosen. She is the 
only intern from a North Caro- 
lina university and only the sec- 
ond UNCW student to receive 
this prestigious internship. 

"I applied for the internship on 
a whim," Melanie admitted. "1 
wanted to know that choosing a 
geography major, of all things, 
wasn't a mistake." 

Melanie recognized Doug 
Gamble, her advisor and an as- 
sistant professor of geography 
at UNCW, with having a posi- 
tive influence on her. "Dr. 
Gamble was very helpful and 
encouraging. My interests were 
first piqued in his weather and 
climate class," she said. 

"An internship at the National 
Geographic Society represents 
one of the most sought after 
positions by undergraduate 
geography students at Ameri- 
can universities," Gamble said. 

Wemple believes the internship 
has given her a sense of em- 
powerment. "I feel that if I can 

come up here and survive by 
myself. . .1 can do pretty well just 
about anywhere," she said. 

She also credits the experience 
with improving her academic 
skills, noting, "I've been able to 
improve my writing skills, and 
most notably my research 

Ninth UNCW student receives Fulbright award 

Hoang-Anh Tran is the ninth 
UNCW student to receive a 
Fulbrightscholarship. She received 
her Master of Fine Arts in cre- 
ative writing in May. 

Tran will use the scholarship to 
revisit her birthplace - Saigon, 
Vietnam - examine how it has 
changed and how she has 
changed. She will leave in August 
and return in May 2005. Upon 
her return, she plans to apply to 
a Ph.D. program in Asian-Ameri- 

can studies, women's studies or 

Tran is writing a collection of 
poetry tentatively titled Bro- 
ken Echelon. "The poems will 
have an emphasis on identity, 
language, family, religion and 
female voices. It's hard to cat- 
egorize poems because it reduces 
and limits their scope. I want to 
communicate my ideas and 
experiences as well as those of 
other women," she said. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

UNCW Magazine 

Campus Digest 



Community Task Force established 

In response to emerging concerns over issues between students 
and Wilmington residents, UNCW Chancellor Roseman.- DePaolo 
and Wilmington Mayor Spence Broadhurst have established a 
new community task force. This new entity will make recommen- 
dations to the university and the City Council on potential 
improvements of the shared responsibilities between students 
and the community. 

"I believe students at UNCW who decide to live in the community 
should be responsible citizens and be held accountable for their 
actions. As chancellor, I am committed to making sure UNCW 
students are well aware of this expectation," DePaolo said. 

"We recognize the neighbors' frustrations, and Chancellor 
DePaolo and I are committed to working together to find 

manageable solutions. During the past several months we have 
pulled together a good representation of government officials, 
university staff, professional organizations and citizens to take a 
comprehensive look at the quality of life issues facing property 
owners surrounding the university ," Mayor Broadhurst declared. 

Some issues on the task force agenda will include parking, hous- 
ing density, late night parties, noise and litter. Attention will be 
focused on how the community can preser\'e a reasonable and 
acceptable quality of life for families while allowing students to 
maintain an acceptable quality of life as well. 

The task force encourages community involvement and will hold 
meetings from 4 to 6 p.m. June 2,16 and July 7 in the Madeline Suite. 


New vice chancellor 

Potter honored as 
NC Living Treasure 

ImW ^^^ business affairs 

The third generation of artists from the Ben Owen 
family, a name that is s)Tionymous with pottery in 
North Carolina, was awarded one of the state's 
highest honors for creative excellence. 

Ben Owen 111 of Seagrove was named the 2004 North 
Carolina Li\'ing Treasure by UNCW. 

His work has been featured in Smithsotnan magazine. 
The Neiv York Times, Business Week and is included in 
the collections of the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Ohio 
Craft Museum, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design 
and the Cameron Art Museum. 

T am honored and flattered that I was selected for 
this distinction in North Carolina," said Owen. "We 
have such a great state and many wonderful artists 
that make it so unique. The preser\'ation of talents 
in North Carolina is a \atal part of our society." 

RonaldJ. Core is UNCWs new 
\'ice chancellor for business affairs. 
He ser\'ed as vice president for 
business and finance at Georgia 
Southern University in 
Statesboro. Ga., since 1997 
where he was principal advisor 
to the president for all financial 
and operational matters. 

"I w as especially impressed with 
Dr. Core's track record of seek- 
ing broad involvement from the 
campus communit)' during the 
budgeting process and in admin- 
istering daily business operations 
at his institutions," Chancellor 
Rosemar)' DePaolo said. 

The \ace chancellor for busi- 
ness affairs is responsible for 
supporting the university's 
teaching, research and public 
ser\'ice mission by providing 
quality business and adminis- 
trative services to the univer- 

sity community and managing 
UNCWs SI 60 million operat- 
ing budget. UNCW is in the 
midst of the largest construc- 
tion effort in its histor)-. 

"During my time at Georgia 
Southern, we completed over 
$ 1 90 million in construction and 
have another S75 million in the 
planning stages," Core said. "I 
am looking forward to working 
with UNCVVs facilines staff, as 
well as the architects and con- 
tractors, to bring their projects 
in on-time and in-budget." 

However, budgets and construc- 
tion deadlines are not Core's 
only interests. "Not only are my 
wife, Nancy, and I attracted to 
UNCW, but also to the city of 
Wilmington and the surround- 
ingarea. It is rare to find such an 
excellent university situated in 
such a beautiful location." 

4 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2004 

The halls of UNCW classroom 
buildings were filled with non- 
traditional students who 
participated w the annual College 
Day program that offered 45 one- 
hour, non-credit 'classes' for 
lifelong learners. 

Midori Albert, associate professor 
of anthropology, gives College Day 
participants a close-up lool< at 
the human skull. 

Caroline Heel<s enjoys her class 
time during College Day. 


l-rinn Dr. Sieve HaT,c, 

Betty Cameron, left, and Jeff Corbett of Progress Energy pose with 
Stephen Harper, center, who was named the Progress Energy/Betty 
Cameron Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship. 

Faculty Honors 

Stephen C. Harper 

was selected as the lirst Progress 
Energy/Betty Cameron Distin- 
guished Professor of Entrepre- 
neurship at the UNCW 
Cameron School of Business. 

With this professorship, the 
Cameron School of Business 
joins more than 40 universi- 
ties, including some of the 
top business schools in the 
country, which have positions 
for distinguished professors 
of entrepreneurship. 

"I am delighted to be selected," 
Harper said. He joined the fac- 
ulty of UNCW in 1976 and is 
currently a professor of man- 
agement. "The generosity of 
Progress Energy and Dan and 
Betty Cameron has made it pos- 
sible for me to continue my 
career at UNCW. I am looking 
forward to being part of 
UNCWs future," he said. 

"Because of Dr. Harper's very 
strong national reputation, it 
is quite probable that UNCW 
would have lost Steve to one 
of these other professorship 
opportunities had Progress 
Energy and Dan Cameron not 

combined to make our new 
distinguished professorship a 
reality," said Earn* Clark, dean of 
the Cameron School of Business. 

The endowed professorship 
will allow Dr. Harper to direct 
more attention to the field of 
entrepreneurship, the subject 
of his fifth book which is near- 
ing completion. 

"I will be increasing my teach- 
ing of entrepreneurship, lead- 
ing emerging ventures and 
fostering entrepreneurial ini- 
tiatives in established compa- 
nies, and 1 plan to bring more 
entrepreneurs to campus to 
speak to our students and fac- 
ulty. 1 am also developing a 
SWAT (Swift Advisory Team) 
program, which may be a joint 
effort by the Cameron School 
of Business and the Coastal En- 
trepreneurial Council," he said. 

Harper acknowledged the sig- 
nificant contributions of the 
award's namesake, Betty 
Cameron. "Betty Cameron has 
been a leader - many times be- 
hind the scenes - in our com- 
munity, " he said. 

Patricia Kelley 

received the 2003 Association 
for Women Geoscientists 
Foundation Outstanding Edu- 
cator Award at the annual meet- 
ing of the Geological Society 
of America. In addition to being 
a professor and past department 
chair at UNCW, she is a senior 
author of more than 30 refereed 
papers and is past president of 
the UNCW Paleontolog)' Society. 

Frank Ainsley 

IS one ol Iti prolessors in the 
UNC system to be honored with 
the Board of Governors Award 
for E.xccUence in Teaching. He 
received a medallion and a 
$7,500 cash prize. He also re- 
ceived the 2003 North Carolina 
Educator of the Year from the 
North Carolina Geographical 
Society. The award recognizes 
an educator who has made sig- 
nificant contributions to the 
development of geographic 
education within the state of 
North Carolina. He received the 
2003 H.H. Douglas Distin- 
guished Sers'ice Award from the 
Pioneer America Society, an 
organization of geographers, 
historians and folk-life specialists 
who study material culture and 
vernacular landscapes. 

John P. Bennett 

professor in the Department of 
Health and Applied Human 
Sciences, received the Ameri- 
can Alliance 2004 Honor Award 
for Health, Physical Education, 
Recreation and Dance. The 
award recognizes persons who 
exemplify the spirit of devoted 
service to one's profession and 
outstanding and noteworthy 
contributions to the advance- 
ment of health, physical educa- 
tion and dance. Bennett has had 
a 35-year career in health, 
physical education and dance 
at both the public school and 
university levels. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

UNCW Magazine 

Campus Digest 


dean's tenure coming to an end 

Dean Jo Ann Ssiple poses with architectural 
renderings of the 120, 000-square-foot fine 
arts center which will house six academic 
disciplines and include classrooms, seminar 
rooms, computer labs, rehearsal rooms, 
performance spaces and exhibit venues. 

By Ian McNeil 

UNCWs Dean of Arts and Sci- 
ences Jo Ann Seiple will com- 
plete her administrative 
responsibilities this year. 

Seiple has been a prolihc admin- 
istrator since the beginning of her 
deanship in 1996. She has estab- 
lished five new departments - 
creative writing, film studies, 
computer science, environmental 
studies and social work, devel- 
oped the Departments of Music 
and Art and Theatre following 
tire dixision of the Department of 
Fine Arts, created communin- out- 
reach programs and a magazine, 
recruited nine new department 
chairs and increased the imolve- 
ment of women and minorities. 

Seiple began her involvement 
with UNCW in 1979 as an asso- 
ciate professor of English and is 
quick to acknowledge that this 
year will be the end of her career 
as an administrator, not as a 
teacher. Seiple intends to con- 
clude her career in education 
where it began, in the classroom. 

"From the moment 1 hrst came 
here, as an associate English pro- 
fessor, I knew that UNCW was 

going to take off," she said. Seiple 
recalled how she felt UNCWs 
untapped potential seemed pal- 
pable to her. 

Tt was almost as if you could 
reach out and touch it," she said. 

During her time as dean of the 
College of Arts and Sciences, 
Seiple has seized the opportunity 
to improve the programs in the 
college even though it was 
made more difficult at times 
because of budget cuts. She and 
her fellow faculty have made the 
best of what could have been a 
debilitating situation. 

"I think other universities may 
not ha\e fared as well as we have 
with our faculty. Our morale is 
good and the qualiU' of educa- 
tion is continuing to get better 
because of the support UNCW 
gives to ever\'one, students and 
faculty," she said. 

In response to declining re- 
sources Seiple created UNCW 
College of Alls and Sciences 
magazine and an annual, one- 
day community educational pro- 
gram. College Day. Seiple believes 
these attempts will inspire inter- 
est in the university and inspire 
future growth. 

Seiple believes a critical part of 
UNCWs appeal is its competi- 
tive yet supporti\e environment 
for students and faculty alike. 

"We try to recruit faculty to 
keep them for life," Seiple said. 
"Our focus is on education, not 

At the beginning of Seiple's ca- 
reer as dean, Chancellor James 
Leutze asked her to articulate 
her philosophy about UNCWs 

de\elopment strategy-. Would she 
encourage the College of Arts 
and Sciences to focus its resources 
and attention on one program, 
the jewel of the crown, or develop 
a diversified field of study? 

Seiple told him she had higher 
aspirations for all of the pro- 
grams in the college. 

"1 don't believe we have one weak 
link," Seiple said m reference to 
the programs offered in the col- 
lege. "E\er\' university has its 
crown jewel, and ours has been 
the marine biolog)' program for 
some time. But, there is no ex- 
cuse not to expect and encour- 
age excellence from other 
programs as well." 

A common thread in Dean 
Seiples teaching and adminis- 
trative experience has been a fo- 
cus on projects that advance the 
learning of English skills, spe- 
cifically writing. In an attempt to 
develop the potential and appeal 
of the English Department she 
created the B.F.A. and M.F.A. in 
Creative Writing. This estab- 
lished the creati\'e writing field 
of study, independent from the 
English Department at UNCW. 

"That decision did not make me 
a popular person at the time," 
Seiple admitted. "However, now, 
UNCWs Creative Writing Pro- 
gram is considered to be a com- 
petitive and selective program. 
We recently accepted approxi- 
mately 13 applicants from a total 
of 250... I am ver)- proud of that 
department," she said. 

Jo Ann Massie Seiple received 
her B.S., with high honors, in 
journalism. Department of Com- 
munications, M.A. and Ed.D in 

English. Department of Litera- 
ture and Languages from East 
Texas State University in Com- 
merce, Texas. In addition to her 
experience with L'NCW, she has 
taught and lectured high school, 
undergraduate and graduate level 
English courses in Te.xas, Cali- 
fornia and Indiana. A recipient of 
multiple educational honors in- 
cluding Teacher of the Year 
Award from Chula Vista High 
School in 1971, 72, 73 and 74, 
MLE Fellow from Har\ard Uni- 
versity in 1998, an invited par- 
ticipant at the ACE National 
Forum for Women Leaders, Of- 
fice of Women in Higher Educa- 
tion, Washington, D.C. in 1998 
and a nominee for the \"WCA 
Women of Achievement in Edu- 
cation in spring 2004. 

When asked about her departure 
from her administrati\e duties 
Seiple admits she will probably 
be a litde tearv'. She has seen 
UN CW grow up since her arrival 
in 1979. 

"It is nice to plant acorns and be 
around long enough to watch 
them grow into oaks," she said. 

Howe\er, Seiple believes the time 
is just right for her departure. 

"It is time for some new \ision 
around here. I know we will find 
an energetic personality to 
replace me. It's time." 

She is anxious to return to teach- 
ing and to a better schedule for 
her and her husband. 

"He'll be happy to have his wife 
back," she said. 

6 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Suinmer 2004 


/^ / hree former student-athletes, a loyal benefactor and an athletic trainer were welcomed into 

\_ J the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame during the group's fifth induction ceremony. There are 

v^,^ 19 current members in the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame, which was established in 1998. 

Inductions are held every two years to honor former student-athletes, coaches, administrators 

and others. 

Jill Amos carved out an exemplary career in four seasons for the women's hoops team from 1981 
to 1984. Amos, who becomes the first women's basketball player to join the Hall of Fame, made 105 
career appearances for the Seahawks, scoring 1,718 points to rank second on the all-time scoring 
list. In addition to this achievement, she stands second in scoring average and field goals made, 
ninth in field goal percentage, sixth in assists and third in steals. Amos also excelled on the women's 
tennis team, the cross country team and graduated with a 3.4 overall grade point average. 

Gene Borowski was a defensive force with the program from 1973 to 1976. He is the only AU- 
American selection in the soccer program's history. The Maryland native made the NAIA All- 
District 29 Team three times. Borowski put together his finest season in 1 975 , collecting Team M'VP, 
All-District, All-South and Ail-American honors. Borowski graduated from UNCW Magna Cum 
Laude with his bachelor's degree in biology in 1977 and graduated with high honors from the 
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. 

UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame 

inducts three former student athletes 

Dave Wolff, George Diab, Gene Borowski, Nancy Mamm, wife of the late Terry Middleswarth 
and Jiii Amos ore the 2004 UNCW Hail of Fame inductees. 

Dave Wolff was one of the Seahawk basketball program's most popular big men from 1976 to 1979. 
Wolff posted some impressive numbers during his career with the Seahawks and remains among 
the program's leaders in several statistical categories. The Indianapolis, Ind., native graduated cum 
laude in 1979. Wolff was named Fourth-Team Academic All-American in 1979 and was included 
in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities in 1978-79. 

Few individuals have had more impact on the growth of the Seahawk athletics program than George 
Diab. Along with his consistent involvement in the Seahawk Club, 
the department's primary fund-raising organization, Diab can also 
be credited as one the club's five original members. Diab has served 
on the Seahawk Club Board of Directors for 30 years, including 
the office of president in 1987-88. He made a significant contri- 
bution toward the renovation of UNCWs sports medicine facility, 
which is named the George Diab Sports Medicine Center in his honor. 

$10 million 

The UNCW Office of Federal 
Programs surpassed the $10 
million mark in federal and pri- 
vate funds following the Janu- 
ary passage of the Omnibus 
Appropriations Bill by Congress. 

The total, approximately $11.5 
million includes six years of 
funding for the Mariculture Pro- 
gram, five years of funding for 
the Coastal Ocean Research and 
Monitoring Program (both pro- 
grams started by the office), 
funds for two rural health cen- 
ters in North Carolina, Aquarius 
undersea laboratory and fund- 
ing for the Disaster Resistant 
University Program. 

The office, established in late 
1998, is mandated to identify 
and initiate programs of interest 
to UNCW and to represent the 
university in Washington, D.C., 
working with Congress to 
secure appropriated funds. 

The office, directed by Robert 
Wicklund, has also formed a 
Joint Institute for Caribbean 
Studies involving four univer- 
sities and has been working 
with the Department of Inte- 
rior to establish a marine research 
and educational center in the 
Virgin Islands. 

Terry Middleswarth, who touched the lives of many individuals in 
his 19-year tenure as UNCWs athletic trainer, was inducted post- 
humously. Middleswarth, who died in 1996, began his career at 
UNCW in 1977 following stints at UNC Chapel Hill, the University 
of Oklahoma and East Central State University. In addition to his 
many duties with the program, Middleswarth was heavily involved 
with the design and construction of the George Diab Sports 
Medicine Center. Middleswarth received the National Court of 
Honor's Medal of Merit for his role in saving a 14-year-old girl's 
life during a summer camp at UNCW in 1987. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

The Department of Athletics announces the personalized 
Seahawk gear Web site. Seahawkfans can purchase apparel 
and various accessories, personalized to their liking. They 
can access the personalized gear Web site or the Seahawk 
Shop online at and follow the link 
at the top of the page. 

A percentage of every purchase benefits the UNCW Athletic 
Scholarship Fund. 

Seahawk gear can also be found at several national and 
local outlets, including the Seahawk Shop in the Trask 
Coliseum lobby. 

The Seahawk Gear Web site 

UNCW Magazine 


Chancellor DePaolo chats with Mears Memck Jr., Jhese individuals were honored with a tree in the Chancellor DePaolo braved the chilly 
housekeeping supervisor, at an early morning UNCW Leadership Grove to recognize their leadership temperatures to welcome Special Olympics 
employee breakfast held during Installation Week. on behalf of or asa member of theUNCW community. participants to campus. 

As Chancellor DePaolo and Graduate School Dean 
Robert Roer listen, alumni board chair Ray Cockrell 
'88, '96M speaks at a pre-installation reception 
hosted by the Cape Fear Alumni Chapter and the 
Graduate School at Wise Alumni House. 

At a breakfast for faculty and staff who are alumni 
ofUNCW, the chancellor received a check symbolizing 
the employees' desire to reach a 100 percent giving 
level by June 30. 

Chancellor DePaolo talks with two 
about a display set up for the 


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Chancellor DePaolo poses for a photo with a group 
of students who assisted with arrangements during 
the dinner/lecture by Sen. George Mitchell. 

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Sen. George Mitchell and Chancellor DePaolo are uiounu ,\us oiu^-^n for the Almkuist-Nixon 
joined by state Rep. R. Phillip Haire, left, and UNC Sports Medicine Complex, next to Trask 
President Molly Broad, right. Coliseum. 

Chancellor DePaolo chats with students during the 
"Commuter Coffee Break" at the Seahawk Perch. 

Jervie Babson '53 presented Chancellor DePaolo 
with a handcrafted gavel during a luncheon 
hosted by the Wilmington College Alumni 
Chapter, the Order of Isaac Bear and Retired 
Faculty Association. 

Chancellor DePaolo hosted a luncheon to thank 
university employees who worked hard to moke 
her installation a success. 



8 UNCW Magazine 







eaionai enoaoem 

a iop prioriiu for JjeJ aolo 

From an economy weakened by the closing of textile mills to the diverse demands of a 
community that serves a large military base. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo got a first hand 
look this spring at the counties that surround the University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington and is exploring ways to serve them better. 

Informally dubbed the "procession to installation," the tour of four counties in March and 
April - Bladen, Duplin, Craven and Onslow - was the university's way of introducing its 
new chancellor to area public school, community college, government, civic and 
alumni leaders. 

In Duplin County, Terr)' Coffey, a member of the UNCW Board of Trustees and president 
of Murphy-Brown LLC East, hosted the chancellor at Murphy-Brown's corporate head- 
quarters in Warsaw. There she met with county business leaders, got an over\'iew oi 
Murphy-Brown operations and learned about the county's economy, quality of life and 
education opportunities from Ed Emor\', director of the Duplin County Cooperative 
Extension Program. 

Mary Wood, president of James Sprunt Community College, hosted a luncheon for 
approximately 50 individuals including county commissioners, community college board 
members, industry leaders and public school officials. Chancellor DePaolo discussed her 
vision for the university and her desire for increased regional outreach. She told the group 
she hopes to increase partnerships with area communities. 

"How can we help promote the economy of the region, the quality of life," she asked. "This 
is something we have to actively pursue in a much more deliberate action." 

The following day. Chancellor DePaolo visited Bladen County, a rural area impacted by the 
closure of textile mills and a poor economy. 

Tom Simmons '71, principal of East Bladen High School, hosted a morning reception with 
the school superintendent and other public school officials; Dr. Darrell Page, president of 
Bladen Community College, hosted an informal social for college staff; and Hobby Greene 
'77 sponsored a luncheon at the Front Porch Restaurant for key government, education, 
business and alumni leaders. 

On April 6, the chancellor spent a full day in Craven County, thanks to the generosity of 
Mickey Corcoran '70, a former member of the LINCW Board of Trustees. He gave the 
chancellor a guided tour of his company, Atlantic Beverage, and hosted an economic forum 
with key county business and government leaders. 

DePaolo spoke at the Rotary Club meeting at the Nicolas Restaurant in New Bern; and 
President Scott Ralls hosted a meeting at Craven Community College, which like other 
colleges in southeastern North Carolina has an articulation agreement with UNCW. This 
allows students who complete a two-year associate's degree program to transfer to UNCW 
with junior status. 

Eastern Carolina Yacht Club was the setting for a reception which drew 60 alumni from 
Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties, as well as community leaders. 

In Onslow County, the chancellor addressed the Jacksonville South Rotar)' Club, met with 
public school officials and attended an economic forum at theJacksonNalle/Onslow County 
Chamber of Commerce, held in conjunction with the Economic Development Commission 
and Coastal Carolina Community College. 

UNCW has a very active presence in Onslow County, which is home to Camp Lejeune. In 
addition to programs that ser\'e the Marines, the university is collaborating with local 
government to address environmental issues of the New River and is pursuing an 
aquaculture initiative in the Sturgeon City area. The Watson School of Education works 
closely with the public school system, through a variety of teacher-training programs. 

That evening, area alumni gathered at the Jacksonville Country Club for a reception with 
the chancellor. That event was hosted by 'Virginia Baysden '72, Ron Choate '72, Bob Joos 
'79 and Sam O'Leary '83. 

DePaolo mentioned the importance of regional engagement and outreach as one of her top 
priorities during each visit. She vowed to continue visits to these areas and other counties 
in southeastern North Carolina as UNCW develops plans to help the region prosper. 

Chancellor DePaolo speaks to a room full of alumni, 
UNCW parents, future students and friends at an event 
hosted by Mickey Corcoran '70 at the Eastern Carolina 
Yacht Club in Craven County. 

Chancellor DePaolo greets a student at Bladen Community 
College who will be transferring to UNCW in the fall. 

Chancellor DePaolo poses with Terry Coffey, member of 
the UNCW Board of Trustees, and Dr. Mary Wood, president 
of James Sprunt Community College. 

Chancellor DePaolo is joined by the sponsors of the 
alumni gathering at Jacksonville Country Club. From 
left, Virginia Baysden '72, Sam O'Leary '83, Ron Choate 
'72, DePaolo and Bob Joos '79. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

UNCW Magazine 




<p left: A procession of flags represented the 
nationalities of UNCW students. 

Top center: U.S. Marine Corps color guard 
presented the colors. 

Top right: Chancellor DePaolo receives her 
medallion from UNC President Molly Brood. 

Bottom right: A radiant Chancellor DePaolo stands 
before a crowd of 1,500 gathered for her 

10 UNCW Mdgfljim- 

Rosemar)' DePaolo, the third chancellor and 
sixth leader of UNCW took her oath of office 
April 16 before a crowd of approximately 
1 ,500 gathered on the lawn of Hoggard Hall 
on a cloudless, spring inorning. 

The installation's ambitious theme, "Soar- 
ing to Greatness," - illustrated in the large 
"W" banner which ser\'ed as a backdrop for 
the ceremony - was inspired by DePaolo's 
industrious aspirations for the University 
of North Carolina at Wihnington. 

The celebration began with a flag proces- 
sional representing the 36 countries of in- 
ternational students at UNCW and included 
a U.S. Marine Corps color guard from Camp 
Lejeune. A contingent of 45 delegates from 
colleges and universities from across the 
state and nation marched in the proces- 
sional, along with UNCW faculty, staff and 

The UNCW Wind Symphony, conducted 
by Chris Ackerman, performed the proces- 
sional and recessional. The UNCW Con- 
cert Choir and Chamber Singers, conducted 
byjoe Hickman, performed the invocation 
and inaugural song. 

Inlroductor)' speeches and greetings were 
delivered by Jeff D. Etheridge, chair of the 
UNCW Board of Trustees; Richard H. 
Moore, treasurer of the Slate of North Caro- 
lina; Hannah D. Gage, inember of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina Board ol 
Governors; Mary Adams, vice chair of the 
UNC Faculty Assembly; Daniel Noland. 
president of UNCW Faculty Senate; Karen 
Thompson, chair of UNCW Staff Advisor\ 
Council; Zachary Wynne, president of the 
UNCW Student Government .Association; 
and D. Ray CockrcU. chair of die V NC W 
Alumni .Association. 

Molly Corbett Broad, Liniversily ol 
North Carolina presidetil. prcsuletl M 
the ceremony. 

She recognized the extensive task before the 
chancellor, and UNCWs good fortune of 
having an accomplished leader in DePaolo. 

"Chancellor DePaolo, we look to you today 
for the vision to carry UNC Wilmington 
into an even greater future. Your demon- 
strated leadership and your deep under- 
standing of our mission and our purpose 
bring us to this moment in UNCWs his- 
tor)'," she said. 

Fred Chappell, former poet laureate of 
North Carolina, professor at University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro and a per- 
sonal friend of the chancellor's, penned a 
poem, "Offices of the Day," for the occa- 
sion of the installation. 

DePaolo's oath of office was delivered by the 
Honorable Ernest Berlin Fullwood, senior 
resident Superior Court judge, a member of 
the UN CW class of 1 966 and one of UNCWs 
hrst .African-.Anierican students. 

President Broad presented DePaolo with a 
medallion especially created for her instal- 
lation as chancellor. 

The ceremony concluded with the tolling of 
the historic Isaac Bear bell six times in 
recognition of die university's six leaders. 


UNCW Magazine invited Philip Gerard to 
talk one-on-one with Chancellor Rosemary 
DePoolo about her background, her 
convictions and her vision for the 
university. Gerard joined the faculty in 
1989 and was instrumental in designing 
the Master of Fine Arts Program in the 
Creative Writing Department. His seven 
books include the novel Cape Fear Rising, 
set in Wilmington amid the racial violence 
of 1898. He has won numerous teaching 
awards, including a Distinguished Teaching 
Professorship. The following is a distilled 
version of their conversation. 

By Philip Gerard 

Having met our new chancellor, Rosemar\- 
DePaolo, on several previous occasions and 
participated in two of the open forums she 
conducted to help us all collectively figure 
out how we want to define UNCW, I looked 
forward to the chance to speak with her 
more privately. We talked in a comfortable 
room in the Chancellor's Office, one closed 
door away from the constant daily actiWty of 
running the university. 

She immediately put me at ease with her 
warmth and candor, laughing easily and 
often. All the hoopla of the installation cer- 
emony was now over. "Last week was so 
important because 1 looked out and 1 saw- 
people beaming with pride about this great 
celebration of this university," she said. "It 
was so beautiful that day , people had worked 
so hard, the campus looked its very best. 
There was just something shiny and golden 
about the whole thing. That's inspiring to me." 

Yet haNdng waited nearly a year for the 
official swearing-in, she was aware of the 
lighter side. She related how a staff member 
had overheard a student's cell phone con- 
versation in the \ideo store: "Well, yeah, I'm 
going to the chancellor's installation," the 
student said, "I'm getting extra credit for it. " 
And then went on to say, "I guess she's been 
on probation this year, but they finally 
decided to hire her." 

Dr. DePaolo is a physically diminutive 
woman - she jokes about it - but exudes an 
undeniable presence, speaks with a quiet 
intensity about her role in UNCWs future - 
her passion obvious and genuine. She is not 
gUb but rather eloquent, her convictions 
clearly the result of long reflection. She 
looks you in the eye and listens attentively - 
which may be the most important key to her 
success so far. 

A Conversation with 
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo 

{/\- DePaolo: This is a dream for me 
/ J - to have a school that has this 
^•^d--^ncredible potential, that is in a com- 
munity that I adore - I love Wilmington, 
liN-ing close to the water. When we lived m 
CuUowhee, which was the furthest I'd ever 
lived from the water, whenever things got 
stressful, I always said to my husband Fred, 
"I need sand under my toes. Now." And 
we'd drive for hours. Here, I can just go 
across the bridge. When something bad 
happens, or the governor says create a sce- 
nario for another three percent cut, know- 
ing that I can take a walk on the beach at 
some point I think makes me a better chan- 
cellor. We'll go and walk four or five miles, 
and I'll notice that after the third mile, I start 
breathing differently. That's important. It's 
healthy. It feeds back into this job. 

Gerard: What has been your biggest sur- 
prise since coming here? 

Dr. DePaolo: It's a surprise all we do with as 
little money as we have - and the magic we 
accomplish. That has been a huge surprise. 
It's been a wonderful surprise how much 
people want to move forward. I was ver\- 
worried that this would be a complacent 
emaronment. But people seemed really, truly 
ready to get there. 

Gerard: Any unpleasant surprises? 

Dr. DePaolo: I have to say I'm also surprised 
at how few of the alumni give to the univer- 
sity. From now on they'll be hearing from 
our students in the annual campaign, not 
from telemarketers in another state. Our 
students are our best ambassadors. 

Gerard: The path to becoming a chancellor 
is a mystery to most faculty members. What 
in your own background - say, even before 
the academic part of your professional 
experience - prepared you best to be the 
leader of an institution of higher learning? 

Dr. DePaolo: I've always said that what pre- 
pared me most to do this is that I spent my 
whole life reading (laughs). And when you 
read, first of all it gives you a love of different 
ideas. But it also makes you very comfort- 
able with being alone. It helps to have the 
skills of liking people and liking relation- 
ships, because that's a lot of what you have 
to do. But on the other hand, you really are 
alone much of the time. 

Gerard: Most of us, when we think of this 
job, we think of the people pulling you in all 
directions as you w-alk down the hall. Con- 
stantly surrounded. But you're saying it's 
actually lonely. 

Dr. DePaolo: It's a combination of being 
surrounded by people and also being alone. 

Philip Gerard, professor of creative writing, interviews Chancellor DePaolo in her Alderman Hall office. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

Gerard: 1 always tell my creative writing 
students that if youYe really going to get 
there you have to have the ability to spend a 
lot of time alone and like it. To be able to 
concentrate. And to be in an environment 
that feeds your soul. You're a scholar in 18th 
century literature. How do you go from 18th 
centur)' literature to the chancellor's office? 

Dr. DePaolo: 1 think a lifelong study of 
literature does prepare you. I realized pretty 
early on that I love all the different languages 
that happen at a university. And years ago, 
when I started directing an interdisciplinary 
humanities program, bringing art and music 
and literature and philosophy and all those 
people together for that program - that really 
excited me. I love hearing about the range of 
ideas, the range of the way people think 
across the university campus. I think that's 
what a university should be at least in part 
about. And that's what I've been hearing all 
year, that we don't have enough of that going 
on. Next year I would love to see if we can do 
that more. 

Gerard: In some ways we've seen a ver)- 
humble leadership style from you, going 
into big meetings and small meetings, again 
and again, listening, listening. Maybe you 
can talk a little about your philosophy of 
leadership, where it comes from and how it 
will apply here? 

Dr. DePaolo: I guess 1 always thought that 1 
was too short to succeed at being authoritar- 
ian (laughs). You used the word "humble." 
I never thought of it like that. 1 just think of 

The chancellor poses with members of her family who 
attended the installation ceremony. 

Judge Ernest Fullwood '66 delivered 
the oath of office to Chancellor 
DePaolo with UNC President Molly 
Corbett Broad as a witness. 

Jeff Ethendge, chair of the UNCW Board of Trustees; Hannah Gage, 
member of the UNC Board of Governors; Molly Broad, president of the 
University of North Carolina; and Rosemary DePaolo, chancellor of 
UNCW, make their way through the crowd to the stage on Haggard 
Hall lawn. 

it as, this is my job - to find out as much 
about what's going on as possible, to under- 
stand it as fully as possible. I certainly don't 
have all the answers. If I'm good at some- 
thing I think it's getting people to partici- 
pate. Getting people engaged. 

Gerard: You know that faculty members, for 
all that the media paints us as the most 
liberal people on the planet, in fact are quite 
conservative as a group and don't like 
change of any kind. "What are the secrets 
of dealing with that? 

Dr. DePaolo: It's been a process, and I'm a 
huge belie\'er in process. The first day I was 
here, people said, "What is your vision for 
UNC\\'?" That makes no sense. "What I've 
been tremendously pleased at this year is the 
process that we've gone through. We spent all 
of the fallsemesterlookingat the benchmarking 
data, ha\ing those open forums, ever^'one 
seeing those numbers - and the numbers were 
vev)' compelling. 

Gerard: Surprising. 

Dr. DePaolo: Yes, surprising and compel- 
ling. The process revealed who we thought 
we were and who we really were. In some 
ways there were greater strengths; in other 
ways there were things that we had to work 
on. And then after that we just took 
everyone's comments, and those went back 
to the university planning council. That was 
a very representative group of faculty, ad- 
ministrators and staff, and everyone talked 
a lot. Again, it's still in its broadest stages. 
We've established the goals and objectives, 
and now we'll start working on ver\' specific 

12 UNCW Magazine 


Strategies and tying them 
into the budget; that will 
be the hardest part. Re- 
cently, the plan received 
endorsement by the Fac- 
ulty Senate. So I don't 
think anyone that I've 
heard of is saying no, we 
should be something 
diametrically opposed to 
what the plan lays out. 
What I did get to some 
extent was: That's very 
ambitious. First of all, 
it's long-range - we're not 
going to achieve it in two 
years. Second, no one 

would say it's ambitious if we had the money. 

So as long as we can get the resources, that's 

all doable. And even beyond resources, we 

can accomplish these goals. 

Gerard: I thought it was admirable and a 
little surprising to come right out and say, 
"Here are a couple of things we haven't done 
ver\- well." Making our campus really inter- 
national. And more diverse. Particularly 
because of Wilmington's own histor)' with 
its African-American population. Many of 
the middle class blacks, the community 
leaders, were driven out at the turn of the 
centur)', then again in the 1970s with deseg- 
regation problems. It seems to me we owe a 
real debt to the African-American commu- 
nity in particular. And then there are all the 
issues about diversity in education, too. 
UNCW attracts a ver\' small number of 
minority students. 

Dr. DePaolo: When 1 was researching this 
university prior to coming here, I saw we 
have almost everything on the Web. That 
was the one figure that wasn't on the Web, 
for obvious reasons. We can do a lot, but the 
people who can do the most are our current 
students. It has to be word of mouth, finally. 
Students go where other students tell them 
"That's a good place." It's not just students 
from this region that we want, although 
that's important. But it's bright minority 
students from all over. From those urban 
areas from where we draw many of our 
students an^'way. 

Gerard: What do you do with the argument 
that, as SAT scores and our admissions 
standards have risen so dramatically, local 
students are no longer able to get into 
UNCW, that this is a regional university, so 
we need to be sure to set aside places for 
those people? 

Dr. DePaolo: And we do. We actually have 
a lairly constant number of local students. If 
the\'rc from Brunswick Count)' or Columbus 
County or one of the other counties we 
serve, we factor that in. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

Gerard: Which brings up issues of growth - 
how big do we want to get? 

Dr. DePaolo: I think we serve the state best 
if we stay mid-sized. Because there are so 
many bright students out there with differ- 
ent learning styles, and although there are 
bright students who will thrive in a place 
like NC State or Chapel Hill, there are so 
many who will not succeed on a campus of 
30,000. What they need is what we're all 
about: the intensity of their interaction 
with the faculty, the engagement, the fact 
that they can't be anonymous here, that we 
know them, that this is a community. And 
I see us becoming the obvious, clear, equal 
quality alternative - at least equal- to those 
other places. 

UNCW Chancellor Emeritus James R. Leutze 
congratulates his successor on her installation as Ray 
Cockrell, alumni board chair, looks on. 

Gerard: You come to this job having done it 
before, as president of Georgia College & 
State University. What did you learn there 
that's going to be useful now? 

Dr. DePaolo: That campuses, no matter how- 
large they are, are filled with people. And 
those people want a sense of community', 
want to be part of a shared vision. We all have 
a need to be part of something larger than our 
individual selves. I've learned thai people 
really want to do their best - that makes 
people happ)'. A university is filled with 
incredibly talented folks who choose to be in 
an environment where their talents can thrive 
and where we all help students develop. 
That's a special environment. We are a self- 
selected group of people. And we're not do- 
ing it for the money. That's not why people 
are here . These are people who are consumed 
by the ideas that shaped them ver)- early on. 
And they're still motivated by those ideas. So 
you have to help create the kind of environ- 
ment where that will continue. 

Gerard: Well, let's talk about resources for a 
moment. You've spoken eloquently about 
your own experience of being formed by 
studying at public universities and of your 
absolute determination to make sure that 
same opportunity continues to be available 
at UNCW to any qualified student, regard- 
less of socio-economic background. Yet the 
legislature has been systematically funding 
all public universities at a smaller and smaller 
percentage of their costs each year. 

Dr. DePaolo: It's a huge question, and it's 
not unique to us - it's a nationwide problem. 
People, unfortunately, increasingly view 
higher education now as a private good 
rather than a public good. I think we still 
keep making the point that this is essential 
to sustaining democracy in our country. 1 
see it in pretty stark terms: without an 
educated populace, you don't have the citi- 
zenry to make democracy work. Our 
founders knew that. Nothing's changed. 
We've been negligent in not making that 
case and in talking about higher education 
only in terms of getting great jobs. More 
locally, pan of our issue is our historical 
under-funding. If we had $15 million more 
dollars a year, which is basically what the 
state agrees we deserve, just imagine what 
we could do! 

Gerard: What are the chances of reversing 

Dr. DePaolo: I think we've already got great 
support on the Board of Governors. So 1 
think it's possible. It's a dilemma because 
right now people see the issue in terms of 
who doesn't get the money if we do. 1 hope 
there's a way around seeing it that way. 

Gerard: Faculty morale here seems to me 
ver\- high, though in general there's a kind of 
honeymoon that's being worn out. Tve been 
here 1 5 years now, and for about half of those 
years there was either no merit pay or so little 
as to be negligible. So you inherit a situation 
in which we're already losing some faculty, 
and you're always going to lose your best 
faculty, the ones with other opportunities. 

Dr. DePaolo: I'm \er)' optimistic that this 
year we'll get raises. I don't think it will be as 
much as we would all ideally like, but I 
believe that in this election year there will be 
raises. North Carolina is very proud of its 
unix'ersity system, and we've been close to 
the top, but we're losing ground. 

Gerard: Y'our inbox is full - we've got build- 
ings going up everywhere, basic studies 
curriculum to be revamped, all sorts of 
student issues to address, all dependent on 
significant fundraising. What do you see as 
the most exciting opportunity - and what 
seems at first blush to constitute the chal- 
lenge that seem most daunting? 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo introduces her father, 
Nunzio DePaolo, to veteran actor Pat Hinkle at the 
Installation Ball. 

Dr. DePaolo: 1 have no doubt that resources 
are going to be the most daunting, will 
consume the most of my time. 

Gerard: How about opportunity? 

Dr. DePaolo: That'sjust the general oppor- 
tunity of where UNCW can go. I've been at 
a lot of universities, and I am hoping that 
after this year evers'one understands: the 
sky's the limit for us. 

Gerard: You're going to be bringing in a 
number of top administrators. 'What quali- 
ties are you personally looking for in those 
we hire, especially top administrators? What 
stamps them, tells you this is who needs to 
be at UNCW? 

Dr. DePaolo: .Above all, someone who is 
truly excited about us - us specifically. We're 
too good to bring in people who say, well, 
okay, I guess FU do it. I want people who are 
very coUegial, who have a broad sense of 
how a university works, who are sane. 

Gerard: Did you say sane? 

Dr. DePaolo: Yeah! (laughs) People who 
work well with other people, who are really 
team players. And who aren't just always 
fighting for their own turf. I'm looking for 
people who want to work with other people 
to help them to understand our focus on 

Gerard: A generation or two from now, 
when people are looking back on your ad- 
ministration, what do you hope they'll say 
about your legacy as chancellor of UNCW? 

Dr. DePaolo: That I helped energize this 
community to achieve its fullest potential. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

UNCW Magazine 13 

UNCW alumni rank high for Peace Corps involvement 

By Louisa Jonas 

UNCW Alumna Crystal Faggart '02 took in 
the view at the summit of Mount Kihmanj aro 
only for a few moments. 

The six-day trek took Faggart, now a Peace 
Corps volunteer in Tanzania, from tea fields 
and eucalyptus forests to glacier views and 
back again. The altitude and chill on the 
mountain's peak demand guests don't over- 
stay their visit. The 15 students Faggart led 
up the mountain probably weren't com- 
plaining on their way down. 

Faggart considers summiting Africa's tallest 
peak with her students one of her "secondary 
projects" as a Peace Corps volunteer. The 
former honors psychology major now works 
as a mathematics teacher in a rural secondary 
school in Tanzania's southern highlands. 

"Getting to see these girls learn so much... 
and push themselves harder than they real- 
ized they could was an experience I know I'll 
never forget," said Faggart of the hike. 

Faggart learned a similar lesson while com- 
pleting her honors thesis at UNCW. "You 
can do more than you probably realize," 
said Faggart regarding her psychological 
research with Wilmington's homeless popu- 
lation. "Just keep pushing through the hard 
stuff, because you will make it through and 
accomplish your goal." 

Faggart is not the only alumnus to apply 
lessons from UNCW abroad. This year 16 
UNCW alumni are serving in the Peace Corps, 
an increase of over 33 percent from last year. 
This ranks UNCW 17th in the mid-Adandc 
region with the most alumni currently serv- 
ing as Peace Corps volunteers. 

The alumni's academic disciplines are as 
diverse as the nations in which they now 
serve. Majors include: business administra- 
tion, education, political science, social 
work, communication studies, nursing, ge- 
ography, biology, and psychology. Alumni 
volunteers are working in Guatemala, 
Ukraine, the Dominican Republic, Panama, 
Bolivia, Fiji, Tanzania, Zambia, Honduras, 
Bulgaria and Samoa. 

UNCW has always focused on instilling a 
sense of civic responsibility and leadership 
among students. 

This tradition may encourage an interest in 
the Peace Corps among new alumni. 

UNCW students are encouraged to engage 
in regional and global issues both in and out 
of the classroom. 

"Crystal encouraged a new t>'pe of research 
to inform health care professionals about 
the homeless," said Caroline Clements, 
Faggart's honors advisor. Faggart's hon- 
ors thesis was presented at the American 
Psychological Society's Annual Conven- 
tion in 2003. She also worked as a research 
assistant for Clements on psychological 
issues related to domestic violence. "Crystal 
was hardworking. She's aware of other people 
and just how lucky she is," said Clements. 

"In the Peace Corps Crystal is trying to bring 
education to people with almost no resources," 
said Clements. She compared this challenge 
to that of encouraging homeless men and 
women to fill out psychological question- 
naires when many had been out on the 
streets since 6 a.m. Many students in the 
Psychology Department are placed in the 
community through internship programs. 
"Serving the community is part of the ethic," 
said Cleinents. 

UNCWs Center for Leadership Education 
and Service (CLES), where Faggart vol- 
unteered, is a hub for students who are 
interested in making a difference while on 

Faggart was involved in many CLES pro- 
grams, among them the Graduation 
Pledge, where graduating seniors make a 
commitment to help shape a better citi- 
zenry and world. 

Current Peace Corps volunteer Raven 
Davis '03 was also an enthusiastic partici- 
pant in CLES as an undergraduate at 
UNCW. A social work major, Davis led 
Alternative Spring and Fall Break Trips, 
coordinated Hunger and Homelessness 
Awareness Week, and ultimately helped 
design an honors seminar, HIV/AIDS: Ser- 
vice Learning, a new alternative spring 
break trip for credit. CLES hired her to 
work as a student liaison with the Depart- 
ment of Social Work. 





"Raven took advantage of 
every opportunity that led 
her to this path," said 
Becky Long, CLES Com- 
munity Services Coordi- 
nator about the Peace 
Corps. "She educates her- 
self about the issues. HIV/ 
AIDS had always been a 
special interest of hers." 

"The alternative break service trips really 
helped to convince me that I could make a 
two-year commitment and handle the chal- 
lenges of service," said Davis who in early 
April was officially sworn into the Peace 
Corps in Luapula Province near Mansa in 
Zambia. She credits both the trips and her 
social work classes on HIV/AIDS vidth pre- 
paring her as she faces many issues of social 
justice in a community where HIV/AIDS is 
widespread. As a volunteer for the Commu- 
nity Action for Health Project, Davis works 
with rural health clinics to improve infra- 
structure and promote outreach to the com- 
munity about health issues. 

UNCW alumni commitment to service may 
continue to rise. According to Angela Moore, 
regional recruiter for the Peace Corps, 
student turnout for a recent informational 
event on campus about the Peace Corps was 
extremely high. 

"It seems like service is a culture on cam- 
pus," said Moore about UNCW. "That is 
definitely something we look for in a Peace 
Corps volunteer." 

UNCW may help prepare students such as 
Faggart and Davis to travel to remote parts 
of the planet for service, but neither alumna 
has forgotten her alma mater. 

"Both women are strong, capable people," 
said Shelly Hoover, director of CLES, who 
receives regular e-mails from Faggart and 
Davis. "We're proud of our students that 
would choose to go on to the Peace Corps. 
It's an outgrowth of what we do." 

Louisa Jonas is pursuing a Master of Arts in Creative 
Writing at UNCW. 

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14 VHONMagazmz 

Spring/Summer 2004 

B\/ Kelli Matthews '04 

It was March 3, 2003, UNC 
Wilmington's mens basket- 
ball Senior Night at Trask 
Coliseum. A Seahawk fan 
held up a sign that read, 
"Ticket to the CAA Tourna- 
ment: $15; Ticket to watch 
the Seahawks in the NCAA 
Tournament for the third time: $ 1 50; watch- 
ing Brett and Craig play together for UNCW 
for the past four years: Priceless." 

The sign foreshadowed what was to come, 
because the third Colonial Athletic Associa- 
tion Tournament in Richmond, Va., had not 
been played, and the Seahawks had not yet 
made it to the NCAA tournament for the 
third time. The fan was using the popular 
MasterCard slogan to express how much 
the duo would be missed. 

Brett Blizzard and Craig Callahan are famil- 
iar and well-respected names for those who 
followed UNC Wilmington's men's basket- 
ball from 1999 to 2003. Blizzard, an honor- 
able mention All-American guard, and 
Callahan, an AU-CAA center, combined to 
play in 244 career games at UNCW. During 
the 2002-2003 campaign, they scored 53 
percent of the Seahawk's total points. 

As the fan's sign predicted, the two led 
UNCW to their second straight CAA crown 
in 2003 with a 1 5-3 regular season record. It 
marked the first time in 12 seasons that a 
team won back-to-back championships in 
the league. 

Originally from Tallahassee, Fla., Blizzard 
came to the Port City to play basketball, 
where he averaged 21.1 points per game for 
UNCW. During his four-year career, he 
became the most decorated player in the 
history of the program. He holds or shares 
24 school records. 

When he graduated with a Bachelor of 
Arts in communication studies, Blizzard 
was tied for seventh in NCAA history for 
3-pointers made by an NCAA Division I 
player with 371 treys. He also earned sev- 
eral honors, including CAA Player-of-the- 
Year twice, CAA Tournament M"VP three 
times and First-Team All-CAA four times. 

Off the court, Brett Blizzard enjoys 
his time at the Monumento a 
Vittorio Emanuie II in Rome. 

Basketball players are 
making their way in Europe 


He led the Seahawks to three 
NCAA bids, an NIT berth and 
a first-round upset of fourth- 
seeded Southern California in the 2002 
NCAA Tournament. 

Callahan, a Cascade, Iowa, native, gradu- 
ated from UNCW with a Bachelor of Science 
in business management. He was respon- 
sible for grabbing 44 percent of the Seahawk's 
rebounds last season. As the only Seahawk 
in 2002-03 to record a double-double 
(double digits in scoring as well as rebound- 
ing), Callahan stood eighth in all time scor- 
ing for UNCW at the end of his career, with 
a total of 1,192 points in 119 career games. 
He was the last Seahawk to score more than 
30 points during a game, with a career high 
of 34 points in UNCWs 73-58 victory over 
James Madison on Jan. 15, 2003. 

So, where are these former Seahawks today? 

They are making their way in the world, 
building careers in professional basketball 
overseas and dreaming about playing in the 
National Basketball Association. 

Blizzard is placing for Jesi, located west of 
Rome and south of Pisa injesi, Italy. Callahan 
is playing for Mlekarna Kunin, located in 
the Czech Republic. Both have been over- 
seas since August. 

"There was no doubt after graduation that I 
wanted to continue playing basketball and 
achieving my dream of placing in the NBA," 
said Blizzard. "If going overseas for a few 
years is the way to go, then I don't mind." 
Both he and Callahan have an escape clause 
in their contracts that allows them to return 
to America if they have the opportunity to 
play in the NBA. 

Blizzard was originally on the Siena, Italy, 
team which is in the Italian Al league, the 
highest level. He was loaned to Jesi, an A2 
league, for a year in hopes he would receive 
more playing time and gain experience with 
the style of basketball played in Europe, 

which differs in several ways from the style 
played in the United States. The 3-point 
line is farther overseas than it is in America, 
and the lane is shaped like a trapezoid. 
Another rule that is different overseas is 
that if the ball is rolling around on the rim 
a player can tip it off. In America, this is 
called goal tending and is illegal. The refer- 
ees overseas also call traveling more often. 

"The majority of traveling calls overseas 
would not be called as traveling in America," 
said Callahan. "You have to adjust to how 
the referees call things here. They let the big 
guys play very physically and use their 
forearm to push on the guy they are guard- 
ing." This environment makes it difficult 
for Callahan to play with his back to the 
basket, as he did in college. He has adjusted 
and adapted his game, and he now says he 
thinks he is a lot better player. 

Blizzard changed his nationality to Italian- 
American to qualify for the Italian National 
team, which called him for two tryouts. If 
he makes the team, he will have a chance to 
play in the Olympics. As a part of changing 
his citizenship. Blizzard traveled to Flo- 
rence for a military appointment, where 
doctors completed his physical. He is now 
eligible for the Italian Army, though there is 
a slim chance he will be drafted. 

Coming off the bench to play an average 22 
minutes for Jesi, Blizzard is collecting 11 
points and two rebounds per game. He is 
shooting 48 percent from the 3-point line 
and an impressive 87 percent at the free 
throw line. Blizzard's most memorable ex- 
perience playing overseas so far was when 
he scored 27 points during one game and 
also made six three pointers. 

"I really felt like I was back in Trask Coli- 
seum playing for UNCW," said Blizzard. 

Playing for the first division of the Czech 
National Basketball League, Callahan leads 
the league in rebounding and ranks second 

Spring/Summer 2004 

UNCW Magazine 15 


Bag' ■^KS®^®*' 

Blizzard speaks to a group of 
elementary school students in Jesi. 

in scoring. He is averaging 19.6 points, 9.9 
rebounds, 1 .6 assists and 2.0 steals per game 
for Mlekarna Kunin, which is tied for third 
place in the league. Callahan is shooting 
57.3 percent from the field goal range, 36.5 
percent from the three point range, 71 per- 
cent from the charity line, and is playing 28 
minutes per game. 

A typical day for Blizzard consists of v\ aking 
up at 9 a. in., lifting weights or shooting 
basketballs, coming home to eat and nap, 
going to practice at 6 p.m., returning home 
around 8:30 p.m. then watching television 
and going to sleep. He socializes with team- 
mates once or twice a week and is closer to his 
American teammates because the)- speak the 
same language and have things in common. 

"Its the little things that are the hardest to 
communicate over here, "Blizzard said, "such 
as trying to ask for e.xtra sauce or asking for 

He handles most of these communication 
barriers by using hand gestures. One inci- 
dent that stands out took place when his 
family came to visit him over Christmas. 
"My father was driving around Italy, noi 
knowing where he was going, and got lost. 
The Italians were yelling at him in Italian 
and my father was yelling back in English, 
My sister and I were just laughing because 
no one could understand each other." 

Callahan views his time in the Czech Re- 
public as an adventure. 

"It is nice to be close to many of the Euro- 
pean countries," said Callahan. "My girl- 
friend (Lauren Hahn '02) and 1 spent 
Valentines Day weekend in Venice. It was 
nice to be able to fly there for the week- 
end." With another American on the same 
team, and a few more teammates and an 
assistant coach who can speak English, 

16 UNCW Magazine 

Callahan shoots a free throw 
during a home game in the Czech 
Republic earlier this season. 

Callahan has not had a lot of trouble com- 
municating with the people overseas. If he 
needs something, he speaks to his team 
manager, with whom he can communicate 
easily. He has learned to read menus in 
Czech and now knows where the different 
foods are in the grocery store. 

Although both Blizzard and Callahan said they 
do not regret their decisions to play basketball 
overseas, they miss many different aspects 
about America, including their families. 

The former teammates remain close and 
speak often to compare stories and keep 
each other updated on how their teams are 
performing. They attempted to see each other 
once, but the reunion did not work out 
because of their busy schedules. Both 
Blizzard and Callahan continue to follow 
Seahawk basketball. In fact. Blizzard listened 
to every UNCW game live over the Internet 
- with the time difference. A 7 p.m. game in 
Trask Coliseum aired at 1 a.m. in Jesi. 

He misses pla\ ing for UNCW. 

"Playing for the Seahawks was playing on a 
team where everyone was striving for one 
goal," said Blizzard. "Over here, the goals 
are all individual." 

Even though Callahan enjoys playing with 
his new teammates in new surroundings, he 
too misses playing for UNCW. 

"The most significant difference between play- 
ing for the Seahawks and for my team now is 
probably that 1 miss the camaraderie of the 
guys I played with at UNCW," said Callahan. 
"Being there for four years and getting to 
know the teammates, coaches and fans is 
something that I think will be irreplaceable." 

Both Blizzard and Callahan plan to return to 
America in May or June, depending on how 
well their teams perform in the playoffs. 
Blizzard is conducting a summer basketball 
camp, "The Brett Blizzard Basketball Acad- 
emy," June 21-24 in Wilmington. 

"M>' ultimate goal is to play in the NBA," said 
Blizzard. "But for now, my goal is to get better 
as a basketball player and build a solid foun- 
dation outside of basketball to fall back on." 

Callahan plans to live in Florida during the off- 
season and train for next year, whether that is 
in the Czech Republic or another countr)'. 

Playing overseas is an experience the two 
UNCW alums will always remember. They 
improved their basketball skills while play- 
ing lor UNCW, and they continue to learn 
more about themselves and the game of 
basketball while overseas. 

Although both Blizzard and Callahan now 
lavc new fans in Europe who hold signs lor 
them, the memories they left behind in 
Wilmington still remain "priceless" for many 
Seahawk fans. 

Kclli Matthews of Frederick, Md,, graduated in May 
Willi a B..\. in eommunieation studies. She spent the 
spring semester as an intern with the UNCW Sports 
Information Offiec. 

Callahan goes for the ball at tip-off during a 
play-off game. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

By Rebecca D'Amico '04 

s children we all dream about 
what we want to be when we 
grow up. 

Whether it is firefighter, actor/actress, 
astronaut orprofessionalathlete, few people 
hold on to these dreams and even fewer 
reach them. 

This is not true, however, for Brendan Curl 
'00 who knew he wanted to work at Sea 
World as a child and worked toward this 
goal into adulthood, i have always striven 
to do the best I can at anything I do" he said. 
"If you are not going to give it your all it is 
not worth doing." 

Curl dreamed of working at Sea World 
ever since his visit there as a child when 
his mother and brother were selected to 
go on stage and he was left behind to 
watch. As a double major in marine biol- 
ogy and psychology and member of the 
UNCW swim team. Curl's dream would 
not be out of reach. 

A Sea World whale trainer is a ver)' competi- 
tive position and involves an intense train- 
ing process once hired. Fortunately for Curl, 
he was well prepared by his education. 

UNCW alum Brendan Curl '00 is on the job in the pool 
with one of the killer whales he trains at Sea World. 

athleticism and research. Curl said his edu- 
cation at UNCW contributed a great deal to 
his current profession. He graduated cum 
laude and earned departmental honors in 
psychology. His honor's thesis was on ani- 
mal behavior, and he worked in the psychol- 
ogy behavior lab with UNCW professor 
Mark Galizio. 

"Brendan was one of the most gifted stu- 
dents I have ever taught," Galizio said. "His 
senior honors thesis was one of the stron- 
gest and most original pieces of scientific 
work that I have seen performed by an 
undergraduate student." 

Curl was prepared for the rigorous physical 
tests and training through his participation 
in UNCW athletics. He was on both the 
swim team and track and field team and 

Curl lands 
job of his 
dreams at 
Sea World 

% '^' 

Curl drove one of 30 "Shamu Cruiser's" from Orlando to Wilmington for the Sandhills Regional 
Psychology Conference held at UNCW in March. Curl was a speaker at the conference and discussed his 
career as a whale trainer at Sea World. 

achieved honors in both. He was a CAA 
finalist in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke 
for three straight years and was a CAA cham- 
pion in the pole vault in 1997 and 1999. He 
held school records in both swimming and 
pole vaulting. These accomplishments and 
others earned him the Chancellor's Cup 
Award in 2000. 

Curl further prepared for his dream job by 
researching Sea World's selection process. 
While interviewing for a similar position at Sea 
World San Diego, Curl me t a Sea World Orlando 
employee who suggested he apply in Orlando. 
By working with this employee, he gained 
more knowledge on the process and was better 
prepared for the interview. .All of Curl's prepa- 
rations were ob\iously successful, as he landed 
ajob working \Mth dolphins at Discovery Cove, 
a Sea World park. In 200 1 , he was promoted to 
killer whale trainer in Shamu Stadium at Sea 
World Orlando. 

In this position Curl has many duties, some 
are more glamorous than others, but to Curl 
all are valuable and rewarding. 

His day starts at 6 a.m. with the whales' meal 
preparation. It takes two to three hours to 
prepare the 1,000 pounds of fish eaten by 
these whales each day. 

Although each day is different for Curl, they 
usually include live shows, play times, ani- 
mal exercise, learning sessions and husbandr)' 
training. As exciting as these tasks sound, 
there are less appealing duties such as clean- 
ing tanks, decks, buckets, fish, etc. 

Curl loves all aspects of his job, from clean- 
ing to live shows; it is all important to his 
success with the animals. 

"1 go to work with a smile on my face every- 
day, and 1 can't think of anything better than 
that," he said. 

His favorite part of the day, however, is the 
live show-. 

"Being in the water with the animals is impos- 
sible to describe," he said. "No two shows are 
the same, which makes it very exciting." 

The audience also contributes to the show 
and makes his career even more satisfying. 

"Little kids at Sea World look up to trainers, 
and it is gratifying to be a role model," he 
said. "Also I am able to educate guests about 
these amazing creatures and why it is impor- 
tant to look after our planet and keep it a 
wonderful place for future generations to 
experience, in that regard it is a very reward- 
ing career." 

No matter what Curl is doing the most 
important part of his job is to know the 
animals. This is for his safety as well as the 
animals' safety and comfort. 

"The art of training is knowing how and when 
to reinforce the animals and being able to 
make that decision in a split second because 
sometimes that is all you have," he said. 

Curl returned to UNCW for the 2004 
Sandhills Regional Psychology Conference 
where he spoke on the real world applica- 
tions of behavioral theory. Curl was recruited 
for the conference by UNCW psychology 
professor Len Lecci due to the high profile 
and applications of Curl's career. 

"His lecture was very successful and gener- 
ated a lot of interest," Lecci commented. 
According to Lecci, faculty members were 
also e.xcited to see Curl's success. "It is always 
wonderful to see students take what they have 
learned, use it and apply it to their career." 

Rebecca D'Amico of Northfield, Vt., graduated in 
May with a B.A. in communication studies and psy- 
chology. She spent the spring semester as an intern in 
the UNCW Office of University Relations. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

UNCW Magazine 17 

Giving Matters 

John Kenneth QK.) Home Jr., a member of 
the UNCW Parent Development Council, 
has endowed the J.K. Home Family Merit 
Scholarship to assist high-achieving under- 
graduate students. Home's son, John Ken- 
neth 111, is a freshman at UNCW, and a 
member of the Learning Communities Pro- 
gram and Kappa Alpha Fraternity. 

Home said his son's positive experience at 
UNCW motivated him to become more in- 
volved \\^th the university as a volunteer 
and as a donor. 

"I am involved with UNCW because the 
people, staff and students are so open and 
helpful," he said. "It's a friendly, warm 
campus that challenges students to en- 
hance their educational opportunities to 
the fullest."' 

Through the Home famdy scholarship, 
Hornc hopes to assist more students in tak- 
ing advantage of those opportunities. 

The scholarship is being created to finan- 
cially assist an incoming freshman stu- 
dent of proven academic and leadership 
ability, who has completed high school in 
North Carolina. The Office of Admissions 

UNCW parent 
endows scholarship 



will choose the recipients, and it is ex- 
pected that the first award will be avail- 
able for the 2005-06 academic year. 
Recipients will be known as J.K. Home 
Family Merit Scholars. 

In the meantime. Home has also agreed to 
fund an annual scholarship for the 2004-05 
academic year to give an incoming fresh- 
man the ability to receive an education at 

Home, who grew up in eastern North Caro- 
lina and resides in Raleigh, is an ordained 
minister of the United Methodist Church 
and has ser\'ed as regional director of the 
Governor's Council on Developmental Dis- 
abilities, a regional mental retardation spe- 
cialist and a regional director with the 

Division of Mental Health, Developmental 
Disabilities and Substance Abuse. 

After working for 18 years in the public 
sector. Home now is the sole owner and 
president of Alpha Omega Health Inc. , which 
has offices in Wilmington and across North 
Carolina. Alpha Omega provides a vast 
array of services in the homecare, behav- 
ioral health and residential care areas. J.K. 
Ill was the first consumer of home care 
ser\'ices provided by Alpha Omega Health. 

Home foresees his support of UNCW con- 
tinuing well into the future. "We have been 
involved with UNCW for such a short time,'' 
he said. "However, it is easy to feel at home 
there. 1 am proud of the university and all 
the people that make it such a great educa- 
tional institution and leaming en\ironment." 

Love of university, athletics brings Diab recognition 

when George Diab was inducted into the UNCW Athletic 
Hall of Fame earlier this year, it wasn't for athletic achieve- 
ment, although he did play high school baseball and went on 
to play in a semi-pro league. 

Diab was inducted for something that has had a much longer- 
lasting effect on UNCW: his volunteerism and philanthropy. Be- 
cause, as much as Diab loves college athletics, he loves the institution 
of UNCW even more. 

"When I first came to Wilmington in 1Q71, it didn't take long to 
realize that one of the most important facilities we have here is 
UNCW," Diab said. "It's as important as any corporation in town, 
ma)be more so. A university does great things for a community of 
this size, including economic impact, cultural programs and, of 
course, athletics, which brings the community together." 

Although Diab graduated from Ohio University, he has adopted 
UNCW as a second alma mater. One of the five original members 
of the Seahawk Club, the primary fund-raising organization for 
UNCW athletics, Diab held the group's first campaign kickoff in his 
home. He also helped establish the first scholarship pledge to the 
program through his affiliation with "WWAY-T'V. Under Diab's 
direction, "WWAY also created the first men's basketball coach's 
show on local television. 

An active volunteer in the Seahawk Club, Diab has ser\'ed on the 
board of directors for 30 years and ser\'ed as club president in 1987- 
88. He and his wife, Kittv, are consistent donors to the Seahawk 

Club and other areas of the university and made a significant 
contribution toward the renovation of UNCWs sports medicine 
facility, which is named the George Diab Sports Medicine Center in 
his honor. 

The Diabs arc members of UNCWs Anchor Society, which honors 
lifetime donors to the university. 

"George loves this university and will do anything to help us," said 
Mike Capaccio, executive director of the Seahawk Club. "Ever)- time 
I see him, he says T need to do more for UNCW.' And when George 
supports you, it gives you great credibility in the community 
because he is so well-respected." 

George and Kitty Diab's son, Steve Diab, is continuing the family 
tradition in supporting UNCW. A Wilmington attorney who is 
currently serving as chairman of the UNCW Foundation Board, 
Steve also contributes to the Seahawk Club and other areas of the 
university, including a scholarship endowment in his parents' 

"UNCW is important to our family," said George Diab. "I can't 
imagine Wilmington without the university and the impact that it 
has on the entire area. And now it has a new chancellor who has 
really hit the ground running and is going to take UNCW to yet 
another level. 1 1 plays an important role in just about ever)thing that 
happens in the region and 1 enjoy being a part of that." 

18 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2004 


jhile many donors contribute direct gifts to UNCW of cash, 
stocks or real property, others choose the option of 
^planned or deferred giving. This is an excellent option for 
donors who wish to make a substantial gift to UNCW but feel they 
cannot afford to give up the annual income produced by their assets. 

Planned or deferred gifts, which may take the form of a bequest 
through a will, IRA, trust, annuity or gift of life insurance, offer several 
ways to help donors contribute to UNCW while retaining an income 
for their lifetime or the lifetime of others they wish to care for. 

While the benefits vary, these arrangements offer several attractive 
features, which may include an income for life paid to the donor or 
another beneficiary', such as the donor's spouse; an immediate federal 
income tax deduction of a portion of the gift's value; and elimination 
of the capital gains tax at the time of transfer, if the asset is in the form 
of securities or real estate that have appreciated in value. 



provides qioinq 

options for donors -^ 

Here are descriptions of several types of planned gifts that generate 
income to the donor and the differences between them: 

Chaiitahle Gift Annuity 

A charitable gift annuity allows a donor to make a gift and receive 
incoiTie for life. Upon the death of the donor's designated beneficia- 
ries, who may also receive income for life from the annuity, the 
remaining funds become available to UNCW to support a named 
endowment for the purpose of the donor's choice. 

Charitable Remainder Trust 

Through a charitable remainder trust, a donor receives income for 
the term of the trust, and the university receives the trust's remain- 
der value. A charitable remainder trust provides a variable payment 
and can be considered as a possible hedge against inflation. 

Charitable Lead Trust 

A charitable lead trust is essentially the reverse of a charitable 
remainder trust. Rather than receiving the trust's remainder value, 
UNCW receives the trust's income for a specified period. At the end 
of this period, the property either reverts to the donor or to a 
beneficiar)' designated by the donor. Established during a donor's 
lifetime or through a will, charitable lead trusts are best for donors 
who can forego the income generated by the property for the period 
of the trust's existence. 

By informing the university of their planned gifts in advance, donors 
can ensure that their gifts will be used as they intend and also provide 
the opportunity for UN CW to recognize their generous support. Each 
year, the UNCW Foundation Board hosts an event to recognize and 
thank members of the E.L. White Society, which honors donors who 
have established planned gifts in the amount of $25,000 or greater. 

For more information about planned giving opportunities, please 
contact Ty Rowell in university advancement at 910.962.3751 or 

Last December, the UNCW Foundation 

Board recognized members of the 

university's E. L. White Planned Giving 

Society by hosting the second annual 

reception at Wise Alumni House in 

their honor. Members of the E.L. 

White Society have informed the 

university of their intent to invest in 

UNCW's future through planned or 

deferred giving arrangements in 

amounts of $25,000 or greater. 

Deferred gifts may take the form of 

a bequest through a will, trust, 

annuity or gift of life insurance. 

Above, members of the E.L. White 

Society chat with members of the 

Foundation Board at the reception. At right. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, 

center, with E.L. White Society members Steve and Margaret Diab. Steve Diab 

is also chairman of the Foundation Board. 

Increase your support 
through matching gifts 

Matching gifts are an important source of funds for educa- 
tional institutions. More than 1,000 companies support 
higher education and encourage philanthropy among their 
employees through programs that match an employee's 
contribution to a charitable organization. 

Many programs will match gifts made by employees' spouses, 
retired employees and those serving on the company's 
board of directors, in addition to those made by current 
employees. This is a great way to maximize the potential of 
your gift to UNCW. 

For more information about how to take advantage of 
matching gift opportunities, or to find out if your com- 
pany offers a matching gift program, call university 
advancement at 910.962.3751 or toll-free at 888.468.6291 
and ask for advancement services, or you can visit http:// 

You could double or even triple your gift to UNCW. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

UNCW Magazine 19 





News ■ 






Joseph L. King III '66 and Louise Floyd 
Gorham '59 were the recipients of the 
UNCW Alumni Association's annual 

awards recognizing individuals who have made significant 
contributions to UNCW and to the community. 

King received the 2004 Distinguished Alumnus Award, and 
Gorham received the 2004 Distinguished Citizen for Service to 
the Community and University Award. 

A magna cum laude graduate of Wilmington College, King 
served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force where he received a 
USAF Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. After 
receiving his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1972, he 
went to work for Ford Motor Company in Detroit. Until his 
retirement in 2001, King held key positions at Ford which 
included education and training manager for Ford Automo- 
tive Operations and communications manager for Ford World- 
wide Marketing. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo congratulates Jason Wheeler 
on his award. 

Louise Gorham and Joseph King received alumni honors. 

Even though King spent many years away from Wilmington, he still 
managed to dedicate si.x years to the UNCW Foundation Board of 
Directors. To fulfill his commitment, he has made the trip to UNCW 
from Detroit for 22 of 24 scheduled quarterly meetings. In 1998 he 
received the Razor Walker Award for Distinguished Service from the 
Watson School of Education. He also personally sponsors four annual 
scholarships located in both the School of Nursing and the Cameron 
School of Business. 

A 1959 graduate of Wilmington College and Wake Forest alumna, 
Gorham personifies service with generosity and grace. She has guided 
the recent transformation of the Wise Alumni House by assisting in the 
selection of furniture, accessories and special decor which add elegance 
and create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Gorham is also very active 
in her church and in the community. As a member of St. Andrew's 
Covenant Presbyterian, she has served as president of Woman of the 
Church and was awarded honorary membership in 2002. She helped to 
found the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services and is a past board 
chair. She also helped to organize Vintage Values, which is a resale shop 
supporting the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services. 

Wheeler named Young Alumnus 

Jason Wheeler '99, '03M was named the 2004 UNCW Young Alumnus of the Year during 
Homecoming festivities. 

The award, given by the UNCW Alumni Association, recognizes alumni who graduated in 
the past 10 years for outstanding service to the university and community. 

"Jason has been extremely active with the alumni association in the short period of time he 
has been associated with the board," said Tom Lamont, former assistant director of alumni 
relations. "He's extremely committed to the Cameron School of Business, especially with 
the M.B.A program." Lainonl also noted that Wheeler has a high energy level that has had 
a positive impact on other alumni. 

Wheeler serves on the UNCW Alumni Association Board of Directors and is active on the 
alumni development, student relations and finance committees. He is a financial advisor 
with Morgan Stanle\' in Wilmington. 

Spring/Summer 2004 


^ Alumni support is critical as 
university moves forward 

what an exciting time to be a part of UNCW! 

I know, I say this every time you hear from 
me, but I feel the excitement, and it grows 
each time I have the opportunity to share 
with you. 

The students we are admitting are the best 
in their high school classes, current students 
are active and involved and UNCW alumni 
are the best ever. The only thing more 
exciting than the positive happenings at 
UNCW is the tremendous potential for 
additional growth and improvement. We 
are moving from good to great! 

So what is this alumni thing all about? It is 
about supporting and giving back to an 
institution that has given us so much. Yes, we 
paid tuition, we paid a lot for books and 
there was a cost to attending - but how can 
you put a price tag on the quality education 
we received? What is the value of the bonds 
formed with faculty members and university 
staff and the friendships and relationships 
that still thrive today? UNCW gave its all 
while we were students, and it is now our 
responsibility to give something back to our 

Now, more than ever, financial support of 
the university, and specifically of the alumni 
association, is critically important. In the 
face of recent state budget cuts we are 
working hard to maintain our current 
level of programs and services offered to 
alumni and students. At the same time we 
must meet the challenges and growing 
expectations from the university commu- 
nity and administration. Our goal is to in- 
crease alumni giving to 1 6 percent by 2008. 
Our immediate goal is to be at 10 percent by 
June 30. 

We need your help to reach as inany 
alumni as possible to encourage them to 
work toward this important goal. And if you 
have not made your contribution this year, 
please utilize the enclosed envelope to send 
your support. 

The leadership of your alumni association 
has begun the process of strategic planning 
for the future of our organization. As 
Chancellor DePaolo unveils her vision and 
direction for UNCWs future, we want to 
ensure we are in line with the university's 
goals and mission. 

Several planning sessions revealed an en- 
thusiasm for the process, some innovative 
ideas for the future and a focus on specific 
action plans to reach our goals. If my history 
serves me (better than when I was a stu- 

dent), the alumni association was the first 
annual giving program of the university. 
Over the last few years, the association has 
been more active in striving to unify and 
involve rather than focusing on raising fi- 
nancial support for the university. We are 
now coming full circle, and it is time now for 
alumni to step up, take responsibility and 
take action to support UNCW. We can make 
a difference! 

About nine years ago, I was asked enthusi- 
astically to get involved with the UNCW 
Alumni Association. Little did I know at that 
time the tremendous responsibility, chal- 
lenge and reward that involvement would 
bring. I have come to know the real meaning 
of commitment, loyalty and spirit from those 
who give their all to support their alma mater. 

As of June 30, 1 will step down as chair of the 
association. Allow me to say thank you to 
those whom I have had the pleasure of 
sers'ing with on the board of directors. I 
assure you 1 have been the beneficiar}' of 
being involved with this great group of 
alumni. And a personal thank you to the 
alumni relations staff. Even though there 
have been some recent changes, they are the 
glue that holds the association together and 
keeps us running on the right path. 

With alumni spirit, 

17^ QLM '^^-'?^/w 


Bob King '66 presents the keys to the Seahawk 
Beetle to Metanie Trexler '83, a Wilmington CPA. 
She was the winner of the UNCW Alumni Association 
merit scholarship fund-raiser, which brought in 
approximately $42,200. The scholarship is named 
for King, who donated the vehicle. Also pictured 
is Trexler's daughter, Jessica. 

As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, 
the Cameron School of Business recognized 
five alumni for their contributions to their 
communities and businesses. Dean Larry 
Clark called them "great individuals who are 
also great achievers. " They are Joseph L. 
King III '66, retired Ford Motor Company 
executive: Becky O'Daniell '86, president of 
Atlantic Quest Corporation: Malcolm Coley 
'86, '89M, a partner with Ernst & Young: 
Christopher Hegele '76, a partner with 
Intersouth Venture Capital and chairman of 
the board of Biolex: and Margaret Barclay 
'87, a broker with Figure Eight Realty. 

Vosnock to lead 
alumni board 

Ed Vosnock 71 succeeds Ray Cockrell 
■88, V6M as chair of the UNCW Alumni 
Association, effective Jul) 1. 

His executive board is made up of Donis 
Noe Smith '86, '94M, vice chairman; 
Morgan Harris McKoy 'Q9, secretary; 
and Jason Wheeler '99, '03, treasurer. 

Board members re-elected to ser\'e three- 
year terms are Vosnock, Cockrell, 
McKoy and Smith, as well as Mike Wil- 
son '89M. Robert Warren '74, who was 
an alternate board member serving a 
one-year term was elected to the core 
board. James Jones '02M was elected to 
fulfill the term of McGavock Edwards 
'96 who has resigned from the board. 
His term of office will end in 2005. 

Patrick Gunn '00, Trudy Maus '9 1 , Gayle 
Hayes Lofton '89 and Audrey Porter '88 
were re-elected as alternates, ser\'ing a 
one-year term. New alternate board 
members are Laura Medlin '93, Kelly 
Stevens '84 and Dr. Amy Caison '96. 

Individuals retiring from board service 
are Gia Todd Long '91, Joanie Martin 
'91 and Robert Rideout '95. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

UNCW Magazine 21 

Alumni News 


Help us 

experience the 
power of alumni 

Kipling stated in his Law of the Jungle, 
"For the strength of the pack is the wolf 
and the strengtlr of the wolf is the pack." 

The power to improve and sustain the 
educational experience of today's stu- 
dent body requires increased involve- 
ment of alumni. The strength of one 
graduate or former students gift assists 
UNCW in numerous ways. 

Our alma mater's outstanding reputation 
both in the classroom and the athletic 
arena reaps benefits for our graduates 
and non-degreed alumni. Employers rec- 
ognize what a degree from UNCW repre- 
sents today. 

Chancellor DePaolo continues to touch 
the hearts and minds of our alumni with 
her sincere request for increased alumni 
support. She knows the power of alumni. 
■We know what we can do with your aid. 
Help our alumni association reflect - 
through your personal contributions - 
the strength of our Seahawk flock. 

Join me, the Office of Alumni Relations 
and the UNCW Alumni Association as 
we strive to demonstrate the powerful 
force that we can be. 

Our presence at university events shows 
our pride in the many wonderful oppor- 
tunities that our university offers. Our 
generosity with annual fund gifts can 
support any area of interest that you 
choose. Our talents and work ethic share 
with the world what our degree has done 
for us. 

Pledge to be a stronger Seahawk for the 
flock. UNCW will become stronger be- 
cause of your intentions. 

With alumni spirit, 
Lja>tctaj»_- L,^9-u:*^<lW ^-^p-^-v-jfc^ iZ^ 

Systems upgrade brings 
increased services to alumni 

^ /n 2003, UNCW launched a major 
^ J five-year project to upgrade the 

v_>^university's administrative computer 

database systems. 

The project, dubbed Nautilus, will convert 
UNCWs old system, which has separate 
databases for financial records, student in- 
formation, alumni and development and 
human resources, and has been in use since 
1985, to a new integrated, campus-wide 
system that wall allow all of these functions 
to utilize one centralized database called 
SCT Banner. 

"Although much of the Banner system will 
be transparent to our alumni and donors, it 
will increase our efficiency and effectiveness 
in maintaining alumni biographical and 
address records and processing pledges, 
gifts and receipts. In addition, shortly after 
we implement Banner, we will be launching 
some new Web-based services that will allow 
our alumni to log into the system themselves 
for a variety of purposes," said Mary Gornto, 
vice chancellor for university advancement. 

Using the new system, alumni will be able to: 

• Search for former classmates 

• Make online donations 

• View and post online class notes 

• Update online biographical information 

University Advancement, of which the 
Alumni Relations Office is a part, is sched- 
uled to go "live" vidth the new Banner sys- 
tem in July. 

When this happens, the university will 
implement some new standards for how 
data is maintained and updated campus- 

wide. These changes will affect alumni in 
the following ways: 

• University Advancement will adopt cur- 
rent student information policies regard- 
ing name change updates. 

• A "legal" name for each alumnus will be 
maintained in the database and used as 
that individual's primary name for almost 
all interactions with the university. This 
is the name that will appear on the 
individual's official transcript. 

• All changes to this name will need to be 
verified with a legal document before a 
change can be made in the UNCW system. 

The process of verifying legal names can 
be accomplished in one of two ways: 

• Behind the scenes, using a variety of online 
databases available to academic institu- 
tions, which will eliminate inconvenience 
for alumni. 

• In some cases, it may be necessary to 
request a copy of a driver's License or other 
legal document to verify the name change. 

In both cases, once the system is updated, 
the copy of the driver's license or printout 
from the online database will be forwarded 
to the Registrar's Office and stored in the 
individual's confidential student informa- 
tion file. 

All alumni are asked to help their alma 
mater keep in touch with them by making 
sure their contact information is up-to-date 
in the university database. Name or address 
changes and other updated information can 
be submitted using the envelope in this 
magazine. If necessar)', alumni should please 
include a photocopy of their driver's license 
to verify their legal name. 

22 VNCyS! Magazine 

The Seahawk Spotlight keeps you informed 

about university and alumni association news and events. 

This monthly electronic newsletter is sent via e-mail and is available on the Web at A new edition comes out the 15th of 
every month. 

If you would like to subscribe, please send an e-mail to and write 
"subscribe to newsletter" in the subject line; include your name, address and class year in 
the body of the message. 

Spring/Summer 2004 



Crews Award 
honors faculty 
who made 
a difference 

The alumni association is ac- 
cepting nominations for the 
2004 J. Marshall Crews Distin- 
guished Faculty Award, recog- 
nizing UNCW faculty who have 
made a difference in the lives of 
their students. The deadline for 
nominations is June 30. 

The award will be presented at 
the first fall faculty meeting. It is 
named for Dr. J . Marshall Crews, 
who served the college and uni- 
versity for over 33 years, and 
continues to support UNCW in 
numerous ways. 

Nominees must be/or have been 
a full-time faculty member with 
a minimum of seven years of 
service to Wilmington College 
and/or UNCW. The recipient 
will receive a $500 cash award 
and a medallion. 

Nomination forms can be down- 
loaded in PDF format at and can 
be sent to the Alumni Relations 
Office at Wise Alumni House, 
1713 Market Street, Wilmington 
NC 28403. For more informa- 
tion, please call 910.962.2682 
or 800.596.2880. 


The African American Graduate 
Association co-sponsored with 
ACE a Greek Stepshow Home- 
coming weekend with proceeds 
benefiting the Doug Johnson 
Memorial Scholarship. Follow- 
ing the show, Ronald Hamm 
'91, along with Andy Anderson 
and Gary McCray, entertained, 
bringing back memories of the 
school jams in Room 100 of 
the old student union. AAGA's 
January board meeting was a 
jumpstart for new ideas for the 
chapter for 2004. The home- 
coming luncheon was sensa- 
tional and featured Chancellor 
Rosemary DePaolo as guest 
speaker and musical selections 
by the UNCW Gospel Choir. 
AAGA members also enjoyed a 
halftime social in Trask Coli- 
seum during the men's home- 
coming basketball game 
against Delaware. The board of 
directors met again March 20 
in Greensboro where they made 
plans for city-to-city socials in 
Wilmington and Raleigh and 
laid the groundwork for the 
June 11-13 retreat in 
Wilmington. AAGA President 
Karen Jenkins Cheek '89 also 
participated in the Senior 
Sankofa ceremony May 7 at 
Wise Alumni House when AAGA 
presented a medallion to all 
graduating African-American 
students. Contact: Karen 
Jenkins Cheek '89 at 
919.718.6639 or 

Atlanta Chapter 

The Atlanta Alumni Chapter 
sponsored a social at Frankie's 
Sports Bar and Grill on Feb. 21. 
The chapter also supported the 
UNCW baseball team when it 
played the Georgia Bulldogs 
March 13 in Athens, Ga. A 
small group of alumni gathered 
before the game for a tailgate 
party before cheering for their 
Seahawks. The association 
thanks Todd Olesiuk '99 for his 
willingness to start the Atlanta 
chapter with Laura Medlin '93. 
Todd is leaving Atlanta to 
return to Wilmington. Contact: 
Laura Medlin '93 at 

Cameron School of 
Business Chapter 

The Cameron School of Business 
Alumni Chapter took a leading 
role in the 25th anniversary of 
the university's business 
school. While supporting the 
normal Business Week activities 
March 25-26 with participating 
alumni, the chapter also spon- 
sored the Cameron 25th Anni- 
versary Day March 27. The day 
began with a Kiddie Korralin 
front of Cameron Hall that in- 
cluded a crafts workshop, face 
painting, relay games, a magic 
show and a K-9 demonstration 
for alumni and their families. 
The chapter provided alumni 
with short seminars in Cameron 
Hall on topics that included 
Information Systems-Critical 
Incident Scenario, Small Busi- 
ness Planning, Bull Market 
Investing, End of Life Decisions, 
Wireless Systems for Home and 
Business, College Funding, The 
Changing Nature of Work and 
The Next 25 Years. The morning 
ended with a hot dog lunch at 
1979 prices. The chapter 
closed out the full day of 
activities with a "Caribbean 
Getaway" dinner/dance 
featuring the Schoolboys band 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, 
far left, joined members of AAGA 
fortheir Homecoming luncheon. 

Regan Dumas '97, '98M and her 
husband Chris, an associate 
professor in the Cameron School of 
Business, were dressed for the 
occasion when the school 
celebrated its 25th anniversary 
during a Caribbean Getaway party. 

at the Blockade Runner Hotel 
and Resort. Contact: Melissa 
Blackburn Walton '87 at 
910.799.9496 or 

Cape Fear Chapter 

The Cape Fear Alumni Chapter, 
with support from the UNCW 
Graduate School and other 
sponsors and donors, hosted a 
social for Chancellor Rosemary 
DePaolo April 14 at Wise 
Alumni House. The social was 
one of many special events 
prior to the chancellor's instal- 
lation ceremony. Alumni from 
throughout the Cape Fear 
region were invited. The 
chapter also held its fifth 
annual Grand Slam Jam May 21 
during the men's baseball 
game with Old Dominion. 
Cape Fear alumni enjoyed a 
pregame cookout at Brooks 
Field including hamburgers and 
hotdogs and all the fixin's. 
Contact: Jodi Chilcote '98, 

Charlotte Alumni 

The Charlotte Alumni Chapter 
held several after-hours alumni 
gatherings this spring, and 
plans are being made for an 
alumni and friends family 
picnic in the summer. All 
Charlotte area alumni are 
encouraged to participate in 
chapter activities. Contact: 
Sandy Saburn '89 at 
704.643.0616 or 

Spring/Summer 2004 

UNCW Magazine 23 

Chapter News 

Core^ Riggs '00, Khsten Trutt '99, Jessica Dixon '03, Bo Money '00, Debbie 
Cardamom '01 and Patrick Whitman '03 tallied with communication 
studies students about their careers and gave them advice on job hunting 
and life after college. 

Communication Studies 

The chapter partnered with the 
UNCW Department of Communi- 
cation Studies to present Com- 
munication Studies Day 2004 on 
March 19. Billed as a "young 
alumni homecoming," the day 
featured panels of guest alumni 
who summarized their graduate 
study and professional pursuits 
since earning their B.A. degrees 
in communication studies, de- 
scribed their current positions 
and responsibilities and noted 
how their academic background 
prepared them for their endeavors 
since graduation. Participants 
included: Debbie Cardamone 
'01, pursuing an M.A. in Commu- 
nication Studies at UNC Greens- 
boro; Jessica Dixon '03, educa- 
tional coordinator for psychCME 
in Durham; Dale Kane '03, 
purchasing analyst with Hughes 
Supply Company in Wilmington; 
Adonica Long '03, pursuing an 
M.S. in Instructional Technology 
at UNCW; Bo Maney '00, 
construction sales representative 

Sam Mintz '02 and Pat Smith '72 
greeted alumni and friends who 
traveled to Richmond to support 
the Seahawks during the CAA 

for Maddux Supply Company in 
Charlotte; Heather Murdock '01, 
pursuing an M.A. in Communica- 
tion Studies at UNC Greensboro 
and part-time instructor in the 
UNCW Department of Communi- 
cation Studies; Corey Riggs '00, 
mortgage banker with Bank of 
America in Southport; Kyle Silver 
'96, executive director of Arch 
Street, The Greenwich (Conn.) 
Teen Center Inc.; Kristen Trutt 
'04, wireless sales specialist with 
Sprint PCS and relief staff coun- 
selor with Coastal Horizons Cen- 
ter; Daniel G. Turner '02, realtor 
with Century 21 Sweyer & Associ- 
ates; Evan Vetter '02, director of 
E'Media at Port City Community 
Church; and Patrick Whitman '03, 
graduate student in the Watson 
School of Education and Cape 
Fear Soccer Association assistant 
referee assignor. A luncheon at 

Wagoner Hall offered a nostalgic 
opportunity for alumni, students, 
faculty and staff to catch up on 
one another's activities and 
achievements. The day concluded 
with a reception in Leutze Hall. 
Contact: Aaron Oliver '81 at 
910.392.4236 or 

Earth Sciences Chapter 

Continuing to pick up momen- 
tum, the chapter sponsored an 
open house for alumni and a tour 
of the Earth Sciences Department 
April 3 during the Azalea Festival 
and then continued to bond dur- 
ing a luncheon. The chapter has 
already heard from many earth 
sciences alumni who are inter- 
ested in getting involved with 
the chapter and supporting the 
department. Contact: Kristen 
Dougherty at 910.509.2885 or 

Richmond Chapter 

The Richmond Coliseum lounge 
was the site where Richmond/ 
Virginia area UNCW alumni gath- 
ered along with many other 
"road trip" Seahawk alumni who 
annually make the trek to the 
CAA Men's Basketball Tourna- 
ment. Sam Mintz '02, chapter 
representative, was eager to take 
business cards and hand 
scratched notes with news of fel- 
low alumni interested in getting 
together for future events in the 
Richmond area. Seahawk themed 
door prizes were given away 
along with alumni spirit tokens 
and keepsakes. Among those 
who attended and assisted Sam 
were Harry Augustine '78, Krista 
Hardison '02, Brent Kannady '82 
and John Kannady '90. Contact: 
Sam Mintz '02 at 

24 UNCW Magazine 

Triangle Chapter 

The chapter's leadership is 
excited about the group's new 
direction and the opportunity to 
connect more Triangle alumni to 
the university. The chapter now 
meets at 7 p.m. the second 
Tuesday of every month. For 
more information please e-mail 
The chapter held its annual 
Durham Bulls Minor League 
Baseball event at the ballpark 
May 2 when the Bulls took on 
the Richmond Braves. The event 
gave Triangle alumni an opportu- 
nity to bring their families out 
for an evening of fun, food and 
fellowship. The chapter, which 
will hold elections for officers in 
June, has established member- 
ship and special event commit- 
tees to engage more alumni 
volunteers. The chapter is also 
planning a Wing Fling for late 
summer or early fall. Contact: 
Bekki Bennett '91 at 
919.362.7152 or Bekki@ 

Watson School of 
Education Chapter 

Linda Harrelson '82 was the 
featured speaker at the chapter's 
annual alumni lecture Feb. 17. 
Her topic was helping students 
improve their behavior through 
self-management. Harrelson is 
the educational trainer for the 
New Hanover County School 
Professional Development 
Department. She is a National 
Board Certified teacher and was 
named to USA Today's fifth annual 
All USA Teacher Team. The chapter 
is taking a leading role in 
encouraging all Watson School 
of Education alumni to make a 
donation to support the school's 
new building, which will house 
the N.C. Teachers Legacy Hall. 
Janis Norris '81 is heading up 
the chapter's fund-raising 
committee. Contact: Ann Grose 
'90 at 910.392.4520 or 

Spring/Summer 2004 


Wilmington College 

Chapter members celebrated the 
placement and dedication of the 
Wilmington College historical 
marker on Dec. 17. The green 
and gold historical marker was 
erected at the college's original 
13th and Market Street site. 
Under the Wilmington College 
seal, the sign reads "Founded in 
1947 by New Hanover County. 
The forerunner of UNC 
Wilmington operated until 1961 
in Isaac Bear Elementary School, 
which stood 75 feet south." Jim 
Medlin '52 led the charge for the 
marker along with J. Marshall 
Crews, professor emeritus. The 
process for acquiring the marker 
took two years as chapter and 
association leaders traveled to 
Raleigh to make an appeal when 
the initial request was denied by 
the N.C. Department of Cultural 
Resources. The marker was denied 
again despite resolutions of 
support from the UNCW Board of 
Trustees, UNCW Alumni Associa- 
tion, New Hanover County 
Commissioners, Wilmington City 
Council, New Hanover County 
Board of Education, Greater 
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce 
and representatives of local and 
state delegations. In the end. 
Bill Dobo'51 and Bob Dobo '50 
stepped forward to make the 
marker a reality. 
Contact: Jim Medlin '52 at 

Young Alumni Council 

The Young Alumni Council spon- 
sored its third annual homecom- 
ing party Jan. 23 at the Center 
Stage Cafe. Sarah Cain '99 
chaired the committee that 
organized the event, and the 
alumni association thanks her 
for her hard work in making it a 
successful event. Highlighting 
the evening was the announce- 
ment of Jason Wheeler '99, '03M 
as Young Alumnus of the Year. 
The award recognizes alumni who 
graduated in the past 10 years 
for outstanding service to the 
university and community. 
Contact: Tom Gale '98 at 
910.383.6830 or 

Other Chapters 

Alumni looking for information 
on other UNCW alumni chapters 
should contact the following: 

Crew Club - Curt Browder '92, 

Greenville Chapter - Paula Bass 

MALS Chapter - Joanie D. Martin 

New York/New Jersey Chapter - 

Joan Clifford '86, 

Tennessee Chapter - Amanda 
Cannady '97, 

or John Faill '80, 

School of Nursing Chapter 
and Charleston Chapter - 

Office of Alumni Relations, 
910.952.2682 or 

Triad Chapter - Justin 
Treadway '02, 336.923.2775 or 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo joined members of the Wilmington College Chapter for the unveiling of the 
historical marker on Market Street. Pictured with her are Professor Emeritus J. Marshall Crews, Bob Dobo '50, 
Bill Dobo '51 and Jim Medlin '52. 

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Alum notes 

Shawn Jensen, ALIVE's founder, 
conducts business in Iraq at one 
of Saddam Hussein's desl<s. 

UNCW alums keep hope 



By Ian McNeil 

Pictured here are Iraqi school 
children in East Baghdad who will 
attend the first school to receive 
funding from ALIVE Inc. 

Sgt. Shawn Jensen '00 and James Hills 01 befriended one another in an English class at L'NCW while 
pursuing their undergraduate degrees. 

They had a lot in common, but they had no idea that a short time after earning their degrees they would 
launch a nonprofit organization, ALIVE (Americans Liberate Iraq Volunteer to Educate). The non- 
profit organization aims to improve the conditions and learning opportunities for children in Iraq's 
neglected schools. Eventually, they hope this will improve relations and understanding between Iraqi 
and U.S. citizens. 

Sgt. Jensen provided the initial momentum that created ALIVE. He was inspired to Join the U.S. Army 
after the Sept. 1 1 attacks. He has served in Iraq since the spring of 2003. During his time there, he and 
his fellow soldiers were alarmed and dismayed by the conditions of schools in Baghdad. Jensen noticed 
mdnidual U.S. soldiers were giving school supplies to Iraqi children in an attempt to better their 
horrible learning conditions. 

Jensen's grandmother, author Margaret Jensen, gave a copy of a letter he wrote to the mother of U.S. 
Sen. Elizabeth Dole. The letter outlinedjensen's concerns about Iraq's schools and his desire to improve 
the situation. It was eventually passed to Sen. Dole, and she read e.xcerpts of it on the Senate floor. Her 
husband, former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, was inspired byjensen's concerns and assisted him by offering free 
legal advice from his Atlanta law firm which enabled the first step of Jensen's \asion to be actualized. 
ALIVE was founded and substantiated as a legitimate nonprofit organization. 

ALIVE is currendy attempting to raise funds for its start-up budget. The new nonprofit will focus its 
efforts on improving the safety and resources for 100 schools around Baghdad. Another priority of 
ALIVE is to establish interactions between American and Iraqi schoolchildren via the 'World 'Wide 'Web. 

Both Jensen and Hills credit UNCW for providing them with insight and inspiration into the importance 
of education. 

T know thai m\ experiences in studying history certainly influenced my understanding for the 
importance of education in cultural development, " Hills acknowledged. Hills is ALIVE's director of 
media relations. 

"Outside of the classroom, I wrote for the Scahawk, and I also helped promote the conservative 
leadership group. Anchor. Both of these experiences gave me skills that I use today both in my job and 
with ALIVE." 

".All my management and small business experience was an influential factor in the creation of ALIVE. 
Especially, the international business section of the strategic management business class my senior 
year," Jensen recollected. "The networking 1 learned by being involved in extracurricular activities that 
the business school invited me to attend, outside training and especially the guest speakers. ..(were) 

Additional information about ALIVE can be obtained at its 'Web site or by calling 
866.752.5483 or 910.793.5757. 

26 UNCW Magazine 

Spring/Summer 2004 





Tom Simmons '71 

was named the 
2004 North Caro- 
lina Association 
of Educators 
Teacher of the 
Year. Simmons is 
principal of West 
Bladen High School 
and member of the 
board of directors 

for Boys and Girls Home of North 
Carolina. He is pursuing a doctoral 
degree in education leadership from 
East Carolina University. 

W.R. (Bob) Page III 73 was recog- 
nized as the 2003 "Under\\Titer of the 
Year" by the Wilmington Association 
of Insurance and Financial Advisors. 
He also qualified for the "2003 Million 
Dollar Round Table" for the fifth )'ear. 

Fil Anderson '74 
has written a book 
titled. Running on 
Empty: Contempla- 
tive SpiritualUyJor 
Ch'crachievers. The 
book was pub- 
lished by 
WaterBrook, a di- 
vision of Random 
House. It was re- 
leased on Feb. 17. 



State Court of Ap- 
peals Judge John 
M. Tyson '75 is a 
candidate for the 
North Carolina 
Supreme Court. In 
May he received a 
master's degree 
judicial process 
from the Univer- 
sity of Virginia 
Law School. He and his wife, Kirby 
'77, have three sons and a daughter. 

Greta Lint '79, winner of five awards 
from the N.C. Association of Conven- 
tion and Visitors Bureaus, has started 
her own company, Greta Anita Lint 
Promotional Consulting in Asheboro. 
She develops press releases, media 
plans, media kits, itineraries and bro- 
chures for attractions, special events, 
venues and other businesses. 


Tom Lamont '80 left his position as 
assistant director of alumni relations 
at UNCW in March and is now the 
director of planned giving and major 
gifts at the Boys and Girls Home of 
North Carolina Inc. 

William Phillip "Phil" Heitman '80 is 
a captain with Mesa Airlines (a re- 
gional commuter jet service which 
contracts wi\h USAirways), based in 
Philadelphia. He is the author of two 
books: Flying and Learning: Basics for 
Every Pilot (1997) and Music's Broken 

Wings: Fifty Years of Aviation Acci- 
dents in the Music Industry (2003). 
Phil owns Dreamflyer Publications 
( and resides in 

George Robitaille '80 is project man- 
ager for the Army's Standardized 
Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Tech- 
nolog)' Demonstration Sites Program. 
The program was awarded the Depart- 
ment of Defense's Strategic Environ- 
mental Research and Development 
Program Project of the Year Award in 
the UXO category. The Standardized 
UXO Technolog)' Demonstration Site 
Program is a multi-agency program 
spearheaded by the U.S. Army Envi- 
ronmental Center at Aberdeen Prov- 
ing Ground, Md. Additional 
information about the project can be 
found at hllp;//ww^w. 

Marine Corps Reserve Col. Jeffrey D. 
Cole '81 was promoted to his current 
rank while ser\ang with Marine Corps 
Security Battalion, Fort Meade, Md., 
based on sustained superior job per- 
formance and proficiency in his desig- 
nated specialty. 

Diane Perkins Keenan '83 was pro- 
moted to advertising director of the 
Wilmington Star-News. She also ser\'es 
as secretar)- of the Wilmington-Cape 
Fear Home Builders Association and is 
a memberof the Wilmington Regional 
Association of Realtors. 

Orlando Newkirk '83 is executive di- 
rector of Pastors Inc. in Charleston, 
S.C., a nonprofit organization that 
helps revitalize the renewal commu- 
nity. Representing more than 70 
churches in eight denominations, the 
organization is working to develop 
affordable housing in the Charleston 
peninsula area. Orlando resides in 
Charleston with his family. 

Katy O'Neill '88M was named Teacher 
of the Year at Southport Elementar)' 
School where she is an art instructor. 
She was featured in an article in the 
March 3 edition of The State Port Pilot. 

Ray Cockrell '88,' 96M is the director 
of marketingai B>Tnes Sen'ices, a com- 
pany founded by fellow alumnusjohn 
Byrnes '93. Cockrell is chairman of the 
UNCW Alumni Association Board of 


Leigh Kapiko '90, '96M is the princi- 
pal of South Topsail Elementary 
School. She has three children, Aaron, 
Rachel and Grayson. She was featured 
in the Careers section of the Dec. 14, 
2003, edition of the Wilmington 

Gerald Spruill '91 is an assistant dis- 
trict attorney in Halifax County. He 
resides in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 

B richer 

Elliot Wurtzel "91 of Raleigh is suffer- 
ing from chronic kidney disease and 
is in need of a kidney transplant. The 
58-year-old has O positive blood type. 
Interested donors can contact him 
directly at919. 877.9865 or Duke Medi- 
cal Center to make arrangements. 

Christine A. 
Bricker '92 was 
elected a partner in 
the Bricker & 
Eckler law firm 
where she is a 
member of the 
firm's real estate 
and political sub- 
di\isions and 
agencies industry' groups. Her practice 
focuses on commercial real estate law 
and she frequently represents finan- 
cial institutions, developers and school 

Melissa Kristin Jackson '95 is the art- 
ist coordinator for the Honolulu Sym- 
phony where she executes contracts, 
books travel, fulfills the requirements 
of the artists' special requests and as- 
sists the music director and pops con- 
ductor in arranging their itineraries 
and engagements. She was featured in 
a Honolulu Star-BuUetm business stor)'. 

Seth Robbins '95 is the assistant gen- 
eral manager for Oak Island Accom- 
modations. His wife, Melaney Marshall 
Robbins '96, is the marketing officer 
for this family-owned company. Paige 
Marshall Brown '93 is the firm's ac- 
counting office. The Robbins reside on 
Oak Island with their daughter, Sydney 
Renae, who was born on Oct. 25,2003. 

Bryan Oesterreich '97, '99M had two 
stories published in the March 2004 
issue of Our Stale magazine, "Rigs to 
Rhetoric" and "Port of Call." "Rigs to 
Rhetoric" chronicles the journey from 
his 20-year career as a transfer truck 
driver with a GED to his time spent at 
UNCW earning bachelor's and master's 
degrees, graduating magna cum laude 
and summa cum laude, respectively, 
and pursuing his dream of being a 
teacher. He is now an English instruc- 
tor at both Beaufort Community Col- 
lege in Washington, N.C, and East 
Carolina University. A frequent con- 
tributor to Our State magazine, Bryan 
anticipates having eight more stories 
published this year. He is on tap to be 
the spring 2004 commencement 
speaker at Robeson Community Col- 
lege. He and his wife, Christine, reside 
in Washington. You can read Bryan's 
stories onhne at 
us/news/B ryan0.htm. 



Trent Antony '02 

appearson Amclid, 
the new "smooth 
rock" album by 
Via Cora. He co- 
produced the al- 
bum with 
Colorado musi- 
cian, Wayne 
McGraw. Trent 
performed and 
programmed the drum and percus- 
sion elements found on the CD and 
wrote the sparse lyrics on the album's 
feature piece. The album was picked 
up by an independent record label, 
Cyclorama Records, and is available 
worldwide via online distribution. 

Shauna N. 

Slingsby '03M was 
selected as a Na- 
tional Sea Grant's 
Dean John A. 
Knauss Marine 
Policy Fellow for 
2004 and is spend- 
ing the year work- 
ing as the coral reef 
program officer in 


the NOAA-Fisheries Office of Habitat 
Conservation, Ecosystem Assessment 
Division. She was one of four North 
Carolina students chosen to learn about 
federal policy-making which impacts 
ocean, coastal and Great Lakes re- 
sources. Prior to her fellowship she 
was a biology instructor at UNCW and 
Brunswick Community College; she is 
continuing research for the Coastal 
Ocean Research and Monitoring Pro- 
gram at UNCW. 

Na\7 Seaman Jason E. Lee '03 com- 
pleted eight weeks of U.S. Navy basic 
training at Recruit Training Command, 
Great Lakes, 111. 


Pamela D. Oliver '86 ^d Will P. 

Thornton '87 on Oct. 12, 2003. Pamela 
is an aftercare specialist officer with 
the United States Probation Office, and 
Will is a custom homebuilder in the 
Southport area. The couple resides in 

Christopher S. Luther '97 and Shanna 
N. Goodwin '98 on Nov. 8, 2003. 
Shanna is employed by New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center. Christopher, 
who earned a Masterof Science degree 
in kinesiology from the University of 
Kentucky, is the team sales manager of 
Boseman Team Sports. The couple lives 
in Wilmington. 

Van Wyke Gunter III '97 and Erica 
Davis on March 13, 2004. He is em- 
ployed by Central Carolina Bank; 
Erica is pursuing a master's degree in 
public administration at UNCW. 

Spring/Summer 2004 

UNCW Magazine 27 

Alum notes 

Lisa M. Eakins '02M and John H. 
Newton on Oct. 26, 2003. Lisa is em- 
ployed by Republic Services Inc. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

Emily S. English '00 and Andrew K. 
Ross on Oct. 18, 2003. Emily, who 
earned a doctor of pharmacy degree 
from Campbell University', is employed 
as a pharmacy manager by Wilson 
Family Pharmacies at Faison Phar- 
macy. The couple lives in Roseboro. 

Melissa L. Wetsig '03 and David G. 
PhillippionDec. 13. 2003. Melissa is a 
financial services representative with 
First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. The 
couple resides m Wilmmgton. 


To Shannon (Ashley) Williams Grif- 
fin '93 and her husband Chuck, a son, 
Liam Avery Dennis, on Sept. 10,2003. 
Ashley is a directress at the Montessori 
School of Winston-Salem. 

To Hugh E. Carpen- 
ter '92 and his wife 
Toni Cribbs Carpen- 
ter '93, a daughter, 
Mary Catherme, on 
June 8, 2003. Hugh 
works ui sales for IBM 
in Research Triangle 
Park. Toni is a stay-at- 
home mother. The 
couple also has a son, 
Jacob, 4. 


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To Kaitlyn 
Allocco V7U 
and Gloster 
Aaron, a son, 
William Tho- 
mas Allocco. 
on June 21, 
2003. Kate is 
an adjunct 
professor in 
the History 

Department at John Jay, CUNY. She 
defended her dissertation on medieval 
histor)' at the University of Texas at 
Austin in April. The family resides in 
New York City. 

To Amy Ingold Gro\e '89 and her 
husband John, a daughter, EUie 
Pennington, on April 16, 2003. Amy is 
a homeinaker and resides in Greens- 
boro with her family. The couple also 
has a son. Jack. 4. 

To Amy Corsmeier Petrucci '96 and 
her husband Charles, a daughter. Erica 
Elizabeth, on Nov. 2. 2003. The couple 
also has a son, Alan Charles. Amy is a 
quality assurance supervisor for 
LabCorp Clinical Trials Information 
Systems. The family resides in 

D. Neal 

his wile Jenni- 
fer, a daugh- 
ter, Virginia 
Greysen, on 
Nov. 5, 2003. 



James Buffkin of Leland, on Jan. 20, 


Derick G. S. Davis of Wilmington 
died on Feb. 2, 2004. He retired from 
UNCW in 1991 as professor emeritus, 
and during his tenure was instrumen- 
tal in developing the parks and recre- 
ation curriculum and guiding it 
through the accreditation process by 
the National Recreation Association. 

Col. Glenn R. Long, USMC (retired) 
of Wilmington died on Dec. 13, 2003. 
He taught in the UNCW Math Depart- 
ment for 17 years. 

Sallie Carr Southcrland Birmingham 

of Wilmington died on Dec. 16, 2003. 
She was a member of the Wilmington 
College Board of Trustees. 


Brad Land 
book earns 

After reading some passages from 
his memoir, Goat, to a crowded 
room at Bristol Books, UNCW alum 
Brad Land fielded questions from 
the audience. 

A woman near the front row wanted to know how he 
became a writer and if he considered himself one before he 
entered the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at UNCW. 

T knew 1 wanted to create something," he said with a pause. 
"I just didn't know what." 

The thesis for his M.F.A. in creative nonficlion became that 
creation. A shocking story of fraternity hazing, random acts 
of violence and the bewildering after effects of the trauma. 
Goat has garnered national attention for Land and UNCW. 

Land received his M.F.A. from UNCW in 2002. He was a 
fellow al the MacDowell Colony from November through 
December 2003 and a nonfiction editor of the Thiid Coast 
at Western Michigan Liniversity, where he also studied 
writing. Goat has taken him on an extensive two-month 
national book tour, which started in Columbia, S.C, in 
February and ended in Ann Arbor, Mich., on March 24. 

The tour came through Wilmington in March and, in 
addition to the appearance at Bristol Books, Land also read 
at UNCWs Cameron Auditorium. His appearance at UNCW 
was popular among students who lined up to meet the 
author and have their books signed after the reading. 

Land attributes his interest in UNCWs M.F.A. Creative 
Writing program to a reading he attended by UNCW Cre- 
ative writing professor Philip Gerard. Land also credits other 
LINCW creative writing professors for inspiring htm. 

"The whole (creative writing) department is nothing but 
amazingly talented people. Sarah Messer's work and guid- 
ance was extremely important to me. Wendy Brenner and 
Rebecca Lee are geniuses," Land told Tlic Scaliawk. 

Land is rumored to be close to finishing his next effort, a 
novelaboutapunkrockromance. Hiseditor, LeeBoudreaux, 
has high expectations for Land's future. "This is the first 
book in what's soing to be a ver\- interestina career." 

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20-26 UNCW Summer Jazz Workshop* 

22 Summer Session I Term Ends 

28 Summer Session II Classes Begin 

30 Last Day to Make a Giit to UNCW 


Independence Day Holiday 

UNCW Offices Closed 
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11 a.m. Center for Marine Science 
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Wise Alumni House 
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29-30 Board of Trustees Meetings 


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6-7 Alumni Board Orientation/Retreat 

11 Academic Year Begins 

14 Freshman Move-In 

17 Fall Faculty Meeting 

18 Classes Begin 


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28-29 UNCW Board of Trustees Meetings 
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25-28 Thanksgiving Holiday Break 

UNCW Offices Closed 
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Ray Cockrell '88, '96M 392.4647 

Vice Chair 

EdVosnock'71 575.2788 


Morgan Harris McKoy '99 350.2674 


Donis Noe Smith '86, '94M 792.0805 

Past Chair 

Becky Rancher 799.8377 

Board Members 

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Nadine Batuyios '73 799.6527 

Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 .... 799.9496 

Tish Brissette '75 256.4695 

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Livian Jones '95M 395.5756 

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Neal Leeper '95 794.1430 

Gia Todd-Long '91 799.9046 

Jeff Mann '92 919.789.9737 

Joanie D. Martin '91 397.9063 

Dianne Matthews '01 392.2959 

Jenean Todd 313.1995 

Mark Tyler '87 313.3333 

Jason Wheeler '99 231.8887 

Mike Wilson '89M 452.2971 


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Communication Studies Chapter 

Aaron Oliver '81 392.4236 

School of Nursing Chapter 


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Justin Treadway '02 336.923.2775 
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Shanda Williams Bordeaux '92 ... 313.1218 
Young Alumni Council 
Tom Gale '98 383.6860 

Patrick Gunn '00 794.9364 

James E. Jones Jr. '02 799.1862 

Gayle Hayes '89 791.1862 

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Alumni and Fnends, 

When fall semester began in August, o\'er 1 1 ,000 UNCW students arn\-ed to in\igorate our campus. 
Their \^tality is especially poignant this year as our university continues to mourn the loss of two 
promising \'oung female students last spring as a result of \iolent cnmes. We cannot bnng them back, 
but with the help of two campus task forces, we honor them by educating our entire campus 
community about personal safety, abusive relationships and \aolence prevention. I am profoundly 
determined that L NCW learn from these tragedies and work towards pro^^ding students, faculty and 
staff the safest possible campus en\ironment to enable intellectual, personal and professional growth. 

I want everyone to experience the excitement on our campus, and that has led me to seek ways 
to communicate more fully and effectively about the tremendous work being done by our facult)-, 
students and alumni on a regular basis. You will notice that this issue of UNCW Magazine is in full 
color and has three feature stories: one about Jack Hall, chair of the Department of Emironmental 
Studies, another about some of our young alumni and their roles m politics and the last one by 
Philip Gerard, professor of creative writing, who led a group ol alumni and Inends on an ad\'enturous 
Alaskan cruise. Future issues of this publication will have more features about our students, faculty 
and alumni and will be produced at least three times a year. 

Why is this important? You need to know that high school students throughout 
North Carolina and beyond are listing us as their "first choice" when seeking a 
university. In fact, this year alone we had more than 9,600 applications for an 
incoming freshman class just over 1,900. We recently hosted 1,700 interested 
parents and potential students for next fall's freshman class at an open house 
Msit one Saturday afternoon. It is no coincidence that U.S.Ncws & World 
Report has ranked UNCW among the top 10 public regional undergraduate 
universities in the South for the seventh consecutive year. 

Our highly talented and dedicated faculty and stafl make UNCW an incredible 
place to be. Parents and students know it; and I want )'ou, our UNCW alumni 
and friends to share m our good news as well. You can help UNCW continue 
achieving excellence by making a contribution to the university We need your 
financial support for merit scholarships, faculty and student research, study 
abroad opportunities and much more. 

1 welcome your comments on ways we can continue to make UNCW 
truly great. Please feel free to e-mail me at or 
return to campus for a \asit and stop by my office in Alderman Hall. 
I hope you enjoy the magazine. 

All the best, 

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UNCW Magazine is published for alumni and friends 
by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, 
Wilmington, N.C. 28403-3297. Anyone who has ever been enrolled 
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Fall • Winter 2004 
Volume 15, Number 1 

Editor Marybeth K. Bianchi 

Editorial Advisors Max Allen 

Mimi Cunningham 

Dana Fischetti 

Mary Gornto 

Don Harty 

Elizabeth King Humphrey '03M 

John Matney 

Kim Proukou 

Shirl Modlin Sawyer 

Ed Vosnock 71 

Campus Digest Marybeth K. Bianchi 

Contributing Writers/Photographers 

Marybeth K. Bianchi 

Joe Browning 

Frank Bua '68 

Mimi Cunningham 

Karel Dutton 

Dana Fischetti 

Philip Gerard 

Brian Germick 

Jack Hall 

Elizabeth King Humphrey '03M 

Ken Johns 

Charlotte Lae 

Dale Lockwood 

Joe March 

Gia Todd-Long '91 

Andrea Weaver 

Erin Whittle 

Aiumnotes Charlotte Lae 

Eugenie Roger '05 

Copy Editors Amy Coker 

Elizabeth King Humphrey '03M 

Graphic Design Shirl Modlin Sawyer 


"Dr. Jack" takes volunteer seryicc to new depths 


Young alumni make their mark in politics 


Majestic, panoramic views quickens the heart 





On the cover: 

Jack Hall gives the thumbs-up sign from inside the Cape Fear 
Shoals tanl< at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. 
Hall, chair of the Environmental Studies Department at UNCW, 
volunteers at the aquarium and does the 2:30 p.m. Thursday 
dive show, talking to visitors from inside the 200,000-gallon 
tank. - Photo by Brian Germick, assistant dive safety officer 
with the Horrh Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher 

A. P. Carlton Board of Trustees Chair 

Rosemary DePaolo, Ph.D. 
Paul E. Hosier, Ph.D. 

Ronald J. Core, Ph.D. 
Patricia L. Leonard 


Provost and Vice Chancellor, 
Academic Affairs 

Vice Chancellor, Business Affairs 

Vice Chancellor Student Affairs 

UNC Wilmington is commiued to and will provide equal educational and employ- 
menl opponuniiy- Questions regarding program access may be directed to the 
ComplianceOfficer,UNCWChancellorsOffice.910.9l32 3000, Fa,x910.962 3483 
46,200 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of S26, 287,80 or 
$.569 per copy (GS 143-170 1) Printed on recycled paper 

Mary M. Gornto Vice Chancellor, 

University Advancement 

Robert E. Tyndall, Ph.D. 
Stephen Demski 

Vice Chancellor, Information 
Technology Systems 

Printing by The R.L. Bryan Company 

Vice Chancellor, 

Public Sen/ice and Continuing Studies 

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University officials, students and various 
dignitaries breal< ground on the first day of 
classes for the University Union expansion and 
renovation project. The rendering below shows 
the Computer Information Systems building that 
will face the Chancellor's WaU( next to the Social 
and Behavioral Sciences Building. 



UNCWs growth is evident 
to anyone who takes a walk 
around the campus. 

Getting from one point to another is olten 
met with delours as construction fences are 
raised, blocking frequently used sidewalks. 
Three groundbreakings were held m lour 
months, and work continues on sex'eral 
other facilities 

Hoggard Hall, one ol the uni\'ersitys three 
original buildings, isgettinga 16,424-sc|uare- 

foot, two-story addition that will house the 
Technology Assistance Center. The existing 
structure will be renovated for a \'anety ol 
administrative offices. 

The Computer Information Systems Building 
IS a new 51,000-square-foot, $11.9 million 
facility that will house the Department of 
Information Systems and Operations Manage- 
ment in the Cameron School of Business and 
the Department ol Computer Science in the 
College ol Arts and Sciences. It will be located 
between the Campus Commons and the Social 
and Behavioral Sciences Building. 

School of Nursing to plan building 

The N.C. General Assembly this summer 
appropriated $500,000 to UNCW to design 
a building for the School of Nursing. 

"A new laciluy will help us expand enroll- 
ment and attract talented, qualified faculty 
to the School of Nursing," said Dean 
Virginia Adams. 

In the face of the growing nursing shortage, 
UNCW turned away 35 percent of qualified 
students over the past five years because of 
inadequate lacilities and a shortage of qualified 
nursing faculty In the 2003 academic year 
alone, the school was forced to turn away 

onc-third ol students who met admission 
requirements, Adams pointed oul. 

Recently the N.C. Institute of Medicine Task 
Force report on the nursing shortage recom- 
mended that universit)' programs increase 
baccalaureate graduates by 25 percent over 
the next three years. 

"We are planning for an 80,000-square- 
foot building that will accommodate the 
School of Nursing and health professions. 
My dream is to have this extraordinary 
vision realized by 2010. We have just 
started the design phase," Adams said. 

Both ol these projects are funded through the 
2000 Higher Education Facilities Bond. 

The University Union renovation and expan- 
sion project will cost approximately $29.2 
million, lunded toialK- by student fees and 
contributions Irom the bookstore and food 
ser\ace. It encompasses three phases; con- 
struction of a 70,536-square-foot addition, 
renovation of the 72,39 1 -square-foot existing 
union and reno\'ation ol the 23,196-square- 
foot Burney Center. In addition, a courtyard 
and colonnade will be built to connect the 
three facilities. All work is expected to be 
complete by spring 2007. 

Otherprojectsunderconstruction include the 
sports medicine center, next to the natatorium, 
and a central energy plant next to Westside 
Hall, designed in a modified Georgian style 
to blend with campus architecture. 

The Watson School ol Education moved into 
us new three-stor}' building m September. 
The reopening of Westside Hall, which 
includes a new wing and renovation of the 
existing building, was delayed several months 
due to a manufacturer's defect in the exterior 
sheathing board installed between the wall 
studs and bricks which would promote mold 
growth. The project is now set for comple- 
tion by December. It will house academic and 
student support services. 

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Fall • Winter 2004 



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UNCW gets good reviews 

U.S.News & World Report 

For the seventh consecutive year, UNCW 

has maintained its status as one of the 

top 10 public universities in the South in 

annual college rankings by U.S.News & 

Wodd Report. 

UNCW is ranked seventh, behind James 
Madison University, The Citadel, Univer- 
sity of Mary Washington, Appalachian 
State University, College of Charleston 
and Murray State University Among 
the 131 public and private comprehensive 
universities in the South, UNCW is 24th. 

Marine science programs get 
$4.3 million boost 

More than $4 million in state and lederal funding will give two UNCW marine science pro- 
grams a big shot in the arm. 

This summer, the N.C. General Assembly approved a recurring $2 million appropriation to 
expand the university's marine biotechnology program. Half the lunds will be used to study 
and design a facility to serve university scientists and their partners m industry. Remaining 
funds will be used to buy equipment and recrvut facult)' who will explore ways to de\'elop 
new technology based on marine science. 

This will build on UNCW's already established relationship with aaiPharma which allows 
scientists doing research dealing with the identification ot molecules to develop potentially 
lifesaving medicines from pharmaceutically active entities found m coastal waters. One project 
is stud>ing a chemical produced by a type of micro-algae that scientists believe might treat 
patients with cystic fibrosis. 

A $2.3 million appropriation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is 
the largest yet received lor the Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program, which has 
been operating since 2000. 

The money will be used to upgrade offshore and shore-based oceanographic and marine 
meteorological instrumentation from South Carolina to Cape Lookout and allow data to be 
viewed online in real time. With this increased funding, 
investigators believe the program is poised to emerge as 
a prototype coastal ocean observing system. 

"We are pleased we have been able to remain 
in the top tier despite previous years' budget 
cuts. The 2005 rankings reflect the impacts 
of these cuts which have caused our stu- 
dent/faculty ratio to increase slightly," said 
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo. 

"Now that the General Assembly and the gover- 
nor authorized university funding and a salary 
increase for faculty this year, we can work on 
retaining and recruiting faculty, lowering our 
class sizes and continuing to proMde the best 
quality ol education lor our students." 

Consumer Digest 

UNCW IS among the top 50 best values for 
public colleges and universities, where stu- 
dents can get their most academic value per 
dollar. ConsimKi Digesl ranked 200 institu- 
tions according to a value index that weighed 
academic excellence and educational quality 
against out-of-state tuition; UNCW received 
a value index of 95.7. 

Princeton Review 

UNCW was named a 2005 Best College in 
the Southeastern Region by the Princeton 
Rc\'iciv, PrincetonRe\' features student 
opinion data from 708 schools m five regions 
of the United States. UNCW is one of 136 
schools to receive the "Best in the Southeast" 
designation. Colleges were selected based on 
their academic excellence within their region 
and on anonymous surv-eys of their students 
conducted by Pnnicton Review. 

Adjusting his Seahawk baseball cap, N.C. Gov. Mike Easley 
took advantage of the tax-free shopping weekend in 
August to get some bock-to-school items for his son 
Michael, second from right, at UNCW's bookstore. 
He was welcomed by Zach Wynne, SGA president 
and family friend, and Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo. 



books signed by 

guests at the 

Celebration of Life 

for Jessica Faull<ner 

and Christen 

Naujoks were sent 

to their families 

along with a video 

of the ceremony. 


task forces address violence 

By Mimi Cunningham 

jessica J'aulAner x\AL)/)risten A<7?//byVj, two young 
lives full of promise but cut short within a month of each other by 
senseless xaolence, were remembered in September during a Celebra- 
tion o( Life ceremony. 

"These two women probably thought they could help these two dis- 
turbed men," said the Rev. Joe Cooper, pastorof the Episcopal Church 
of the Ser\'ant. "They did not deserve to die. Let us see this tragedy 
as an opportunity to make this world a better place." 

Faulkner, 18, was found dead in fellow student Curtis Di.xon's dorm 
room on May 5. Dixon is charged with first-degree murder, rape 

and kidnapping. 

A month later, on June 4, Naujoks, 22, was shot to death by former 
UNCW student John Peck in her off-campus apartment complex. 
Peck killed himself three days later 

"Our lives have been scarred by the tragic and senseless deaths of tv\'o 
UNCW students," Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo said. 

"Our obligation, as an academic community is to preserve this uni- 
versity as a place where seekers ol truth are as safe as possible from 
the ills of our society and are able to learn freely without fear. It is the 
responsibility of each of us to do our part to help make UNCW a safe 
haven for all who come here to learn so that our students can develop 
the minds and hearts to help change our vv'orld," she said. 

Responding to the two murders, DePaolo appointed two task forces 
to review safety, security and education programs. 

A preliminary report released m August by the Task Force on Educa- 
tion and Training Initiatives on Campus Violence Prevention, chaired 
b)' Karen Sandell, associate prolessor of social work, and Deborah 
Brunson, associate professor of communication studies, proposed a 
series of education and training initiatives and interventions designed 
to minimi-e the threat of campus \aolence and to quickly respond to 
the recent campus crises. Details can be lound online at www.uncw. 
edu/news/taskforce . 

The Task Force on Campus Violence Pre\'ention v\'as asked to review 
the safety and security of the campus community, with particular 
emphasis on student interactions with each other. Its recommenda- 
tions are due in December. UNCW alumnus Rebecca Blackmore, Fifth 
District Court Judge, is chair of this task force with Becky Porterfield, 
academic affairs, as vice chair. 

The UNC Office of the President also established a task force to focus 
on systemwide admissions and campus environments. Pat Leonard, 
vice chancellor for student affairs, and Robert Roer, dean of the UNCW 
Graduate School, represent L'NCVv^ 

DePaolo said good can come from these tragic deaths by "rededicating 
ourselves to the task of assuring that UNCW will forever be commit- 
ted to the principles of free thought and civilized discourse, where all 
members of the UNCW family can grow and de\'elop and help make 
us the safest campus environment humanly possible." 

Mimi Cunningham is assistant to tiie ciiancetlor for university relations. 

4 UNCW Magazine 

Fall • Winter 2004 



"Dr. Hosier has showoi a keen sense 
of skill and ability in managing the 
academic affairs of this universit)' 
I believe he is extremely qualified 
for this position on a permanent 
basis," said Chancellor Rosemary 
DePaolo. "The continuity this vvlll 
provide enables us to continue to 
strengthen as a uni\'ersity." 

The provost and vice chancel- 
lor for academic affairs reports 
directly to the chancellor and 
oversees the academic units ol 
the univ'ersity 

Stephen Demski was named vice 
chancellor for public ser\'ice and 
continuingstudies. He comes from 
the University of Massachusetts 
Amherst Vifhere he ser\'ed as di- 
rector of the extension program; 
he was previously interim vice 
chancellor tor outreach and 
director of the Office of Graduate 
and Executive Programs in the 
School of Management. Demski 
holds bachelors and master's de- 
grees in environmental engineer- 
ing from Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute and an MBA from the 
Isenberg School of Management. 

William A. Fleming is the new as- 
sistant to the chancellor for EPA 

R Nelson Reid was named interim 
dean of the College of Arts and 
Sciences, foUoviingthe retirement 
of Jo Anne Seiple. He has serv'ed as 
professor and chair ol the UNCW 
Department of Social Work. 

Three new department chairs 
were named in the Cameron 
School of Business: James Hunt, 
Department of Management and 
Marketing; Cem Canel, Depart- 
ment of Inlormation Systems 
and Operations Management; 
and Randall Hanson, interim. 
Department of Accountancy and 
Business Law. 

Other new department chairs 
are Martin Posey, biological 
sciences; Walter T. Schmid, phi- 
losophy and religion; Arthur J. 
Frankel, social work; and Walter 
B. Kinney, health and applied 
human services. 

In addition, a total of 56 new- 
faculty members were welcomed 
to campus this fall. 

Metro names Leutze editor 

James R. Leutze, chancellor emeritus of UNCW, was named editor- 
at-large for Metro Magazine and will address issues including the 
environment, military and security concerns and economic growth 
in North Carolina. 

Metro editor and publisher Bernie Reeves said, "As far as we're con- 
cerned, this is a nice coup for the magazine. In more than 30 years 
dedicated to public education and civic involvement, Jim has become 
one of the keenest social observers we have in the state." 

Leutze will return to the UNCW classroom in January 
teaching classes in military history and leadership. 

Metro Magazine Cww.'') is a monthly 
magazine serving the Triangle and eastern 
North Carolina. 

Fall • Winter 2004 


ndo recognized for 
teaching excellence 

Robert G Blundo, associate professor ol social work in the College of 
Arts and Sciences, was awarded the UNCW Board of Trustees Teaching 
Excellence Award. He was among six faculty members recognized in 
September for their teaching excellence and scholarship. 

Blundo IS regarded as an "effective and innovative teacher" by his col- 
leagues and as an "accessible and caring professor" by his students. He 
was awarded a World Health Organization grant to assess the health 
and social needs of Bolton area residents. This led to the develop- 
ment of an interdisciplinary service-learning course on participatory 
research involving students in nursing, social work, sociology and 
psychology. He also initiated an annual social work student conference 
to provide a forum for student presentations in league with educators 
and practitioners. 

Blundo was also one of three faculty mem- 
bers to receive the Distinguished Teachiiig 
Professorship. The others were William 
J. Bolduc, communication studies, and 
Louis E Bultmo, film studies. 

Awards for faculty scholarship v\'ere 
presented to Ann L. Conner, art and 
theatre, and David LaVere, history. 


UNCW Magazine 

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A group of 2Z UNCW students dressed in teal witnessed the signing of a Sister 
City agreement between ttie Government of Barbados and the City of Wilmington 
in June. They were in Barbados for a month-long study abroad course on the 
country's socialized health care system and the role of tourism in the Barbadian 
economy. The trip was led by Michael Scantlebury and Melody Kyzer, assistant 
professors in the UNCW Department of Health and Applied Human Sciences. 

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Virginia Adams 

dean ot the School ol Nursing, is 
among 50 selected for the 2004- 
05 class of Leadership North 
Carolina. Participants are current 
or emerging leaders in their or- 
ganizations and/or communities 
who will explore the most press- 
ing issues in economic de\'elop- 
ment, education, en\ironment. 
government/politics and health 
and human sen'ices. 

Andrew E. Hayes 

associate prolessor m the Depart- 
ment of Specialt)' Studies at the 
Watson School of Education, is 
interim director of the Louise 
Wells Cameron Art Museum. 
He is responsible for assisting 
management of the museum's 
national search for a permanent 
director, overseeing implementa- 
tion of the museums strategic 
planning initiative and ser\ing 
as liaison between the staff and 
board of directors. 

Clyde Edgerton 

creative writing prolessor and 
author, received the SEBA 2004 
Book Award in fiction writ- 
ing for Lunch tit the Picccidillv. 
Awards are presented by the 
Southeast Booksellers Asso- 
ciation once a year for hction, 
non-fiction, poetr)-, children's 
literature and cookbooks. 

Eight UNCW 

were welcomed to the Million 
Dollar Club for attaining cu- 
mulative external grant funding 
totaling S 1 million or more during 
2003-04. They are; Steve Kinsey, 
biological sciences: Bill Harris, 
earth sciences; Alina Szmant, 
biological sciences and Center for 
Marine Science; Karen Wetherill, 
Watson School of Education; 
Leslie Langer, Small Business 
and Technology Development 
Center, Darwin Dennison, health 
and applied human services; Ron 
Vetter, computer science; and 
Edna Collins, curricular studies, 
Watson School of Education. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo presented 
First Lady Laura Bush with a copy of The 
Jexaslnd'ians by UNCW history professor 
David La Vere. Bush visited UNCW in June 
as a guest of the College Repubhcans. 
She was thefeatured speaker at a private 
luncheon to raise funds for Richard Burr, 
Republican candidate for U.S. senator. 
Three hundred people paid for the 
private luncheon in the Warwick Center 
to hear Bush speak about her suppori: 
for Burr, permanent tax relief, medical 
hability reform and a second term for her 
husband. President George W. Bush. 

Dale J. Cohen 

ps)"cholog)" professor, was one 
of four academic researchers 
specializing in cognitive pro- 
cesses who was invited by the 
U.S. Secretary of Education to 
seek ways to improve the science 
assessment of the National Assess- 
ment of Education Progress, also 
knowm as the nation's report card. 
The meeting, held this summer in 
Boston, resulted in a document 
outlining current deficiencies m 
large-scale assessment, particu- 
larly those related to assessing 
science knowledge, and recom- 
mendations for improvement. 
He was joined b)' colleagues from 
Stanford, UCLA and Yale. 

Friends host 
Kenan House 

The Friends of UNCW will host 
tours of the renovated Kenan 
House, the chancellor's residence. 

A preview will be Feb. 17, 
2005. Tours will be given Feb. 
18-20. 2005. 

For ticket information, please 
contact Joan Rodgers, tour chair, 
at 910.256.1035 

Aquarius helps astronauts 
train for space travel , 

For four NASA crewmembers this summer, Aquarius helped them 
experience what it is like to live and work in an extreme environ- 
ment, one they might encounter on the moon or Mars. 

Astronaut John Herrington led the undersea mission that tested 
equipment and technology for the International Space Station as 
part of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 
project. He was joined by astronauts Doug Wheelock and Nick 
Patrick and biomedical engineer Tara Ruttley. 

UNCW systems engineers Craig Cooper and Joe March worked side- 
by-side with the NASA crew in Aquarius, which is similar in size 
to the International Space Station's living quarters. The facility 
is owned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- 
tion (NCAA), operated by UNCW and funded by NCAA's Undersea 
Research Program. The NEEMO missions are a cooperative project 
of NASA, NOAA and UNCW. 

This was the sixth NASA mission to Aquarius that helps astronauts 
train for space travel to practice long-duration life in space. 

6 UNCW Magazine 

Fall • Winter 2004 


Dr. Edward Hammond, chairman of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, 
presented Rebecca Caldwell, CROSSROADS director; Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo: 
and Pat Leonard, vice chancellor for student affairs, with a plaque and $5,000. 
Also pictured is Deanna Rice, Coors corporate responsibility manager 

National honors given 

for alcohol education program 

UNCW was among three uni- 
versities honored Sept. 14 in 
Washington, D.C., for develop- 
ing and implementing programs 
to effectively prevent over-con- 
sumption of alcoholic beverages 
and underage drmking. 

The CROSSROADS program 
was recognized for having the 
highest scores in a national 
competition held in conjunction 
with National Collegiate Alcohol 
Awareness Week (NCAAW). The 
universities were judged for sig- 

nificant use of an evidence-based 
approach m their prevention ef- 
forts, as well as comprehensive 
year-round alcohol education 
programming, collaboration and 
support for NCAAW 

Coors Brewing Company spon- 
sored the awards with the Inter- 
Association Task Force on Alcohol 
and Other Substance Abuse Is- 
sues. The University of Nebraska 
and the University of Richmond 
were also recognized. 

African-American Marines' 
story documented 

In a race against time, the largely untold 
story of the nation's first African-American 
Marines will at last be made known. 

In July, Congress approved 
$500,000 through the Depart- 
ment of Defense to produce a 
documentar)', a joint effort ol 
UNCW and South Carolina State 
Uni\-ersity, working closely v.ith 
the Montford Point Marine 
Museum at Camp Lejeune. 

More than 20,000 Alrican- 
Americans trained in segregated 
facilities between 1942 and 
1949 at Montford Point, N.C., 
and became the first African- 
Americans to serve in the U.S. 
Marine Corps. 

"All Monttord Point veterans 
encountered are anxious to see 
their story told to the American 
people," said Melton McLaurin, 
professor emeritus of history at 
documentary. "Theirs is a story of 
incredible loyalty and service to 

the nation in the face of preju- 
dice and discrimination. They 
not only were the first African- 
Americans to ser\'e as Marines, 
they also integrated the Marine 
Corps at the unit level during the 
Korean War." 

In many ways, the project is a 
race against time. It is estimated 
that between 1,500 and 2,000 
Montford Pointers are still alive, 
but ol those, only about half 
are ambulatory. Since 2001, 
UNCW-TV has recorded 43 of 
the veterans, with plans to tape 
at least 10 more including David 
Dinkins, former mayor of New 
York Cit)'. 

McLaurin hopes to have a rough 
cut of the documentary ready by 
July 2005 for the 40th annual 
convention of the Montford Point 
Marines Association in Chicago. 
The project should be completed 
in September 2005. 

NASA astronauts Tara Ruttley, Doug Wheetock, John Herrington and Nick Patrick have their morning planning conference 
inside Aquarius. 

New social work 
degree approved 

UNCWs new Master of Social 
Work degree , which was approved 
by the UNC Board of Governors 
in May, will prepare graduates 
lor advanced clinical practice 
in mental health, child welfare, 
lamily services and medical social 
work settings. The educational 
program will emphasize ethical 
and knowledge-based practice 
and will include coursework in 
program development and the 
management of social work prac- 
tice and ser\'ice deliverv 

UNCW Magazine 


Brownell optimistic for 2004-05 season 

ood mix of returning 
players and a be\y of new- 
talent lias third-year coach 
Brad Brownell optimistic as 
UNCW seeks a return to the upper 
echelon of the Colonial Athletic 
Association m 2004-05. 

Point guard John Goldsberry 
and guard Ed Spencer return to 
anchor a team that will feature a 
good blend of four seniors, four 

juniors, two sophomores and 
three freshmen. 

"Without question, John will 
be the true leader of this team," 
said Brownell. "He has become 
more vocal in challenging gu)-s 
in the off-season. I'm also looking 
for one or two of our seniors to 
emerge as a leader this season." 

Spencer, center Aaron Coombs 
and guard Halston Lane could 
each fill that role. 

Brownell said, "All of our seniors 
have the talent and experience to 
be good players and good lead- 
ers for this team. A big part of 
our success will depend on their 
improvement and performance 
this coming season." 

Sophomore T. J. Carter showed 
signs of explosiveness in his 
rookie season and could see ex- 

Area businesses 
welcome visitors to 
'Seahawk Country' 

UNCW, the Greater Wilmington 
Chamber of Commerce and area 
businesses are teaming up to 
"Paint the Town Teal." 

The campaign, which kicked 
off in June, encourages local 
businesses to show off their 
Seahawk pride. The joint effort 
is generating enthusiasm for the 
students, faculty, staff, families 
and alumni associated with 
UNCW and the Wilmington 
business community. 

A variet)- of Seahawk items are 
available to choose from in- 
cluding door runners for S99, 
doormats for S32 (Sxl-feet) or 
$99 (6x4-feet), window stick- 
ers for $9, vehicle stickers for 
$5, customized banners rang- 
ing in price from S105 to S232 
and flags for $55. The items 
exhibit the Seahawk logo as 
well as the slogan "Welcome 
to Seahawk Country." 

Brochures can be downloaded 
from the Web at www.uncw. 
der.pdf or obtained by calling 

8 UNCW Magazine 

College of Charleston's Mike Benton tries to head ojf sophomore guard T.J. 
Carter's drive to the bucket tast season in Trask Coliseum. 

Men's iasketBall Schedule 


2 p.m. 
2 p.m. 
7 p.m. 

7 p.m. 

8 p.m. 
2 p.m. 
7 p.m. 
4:30 p.m. 
7 p.m. 

7 p.m. 
7 p.m. 
7 p.m. 
7 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. 
7 p.m. 
7 p.m. 
4 p.m. 
7 p.m. 
4 p.m. 
7 p.m. 
7 p.m. 
7 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. 



Dec. 5 


Dec. 12 


Dec. 15 

at College of Charleston 

Dec. 18 

at Coastal Carolina 

Dec. 28 

at UNC Chapel Hill* 

Dec. 31 


Jan. 3 

at James Madison 

Jan. 8 

at George Mason* 

Jan. 12 


Jan. 15 


Jan. 19 

at William & Mary 

Jan. 22 

at Old Dominion 

Jan. 26 


Jan. 29 

at Delaware 

Jan. 31 

at Towson 

Feb. 2 


Feb. 5 

OLD DOMINION (Homecoming) 

Feb. 9 


Feb. 12 

at Hofstra 

Feb. 14 

at Drexel 

Feb. 19 


Feb. 23 


Feb. 26 

at Virginia Commonweatlth 

Mar. 4-7 

at CAA Championship 

(Richmond, Va.) 

'Televised Ga 


tended placing time as a scorer. 
Daniel Fountain, one of two fresh- 
men, gi\-es the Seahawks another 
weapon in the arsenal. 

Brownell sa)'s it all boils down 
to simply putting the ball in 
the hoop. 

"We have to shoot the basketball 
with a higher percentage," he 
pointed out. "We need to find a 
couple gu)'s who can become con- 
sistent scorers," Brownell said. 

In the post. Coombs, a 6-foot, 11- 
inch senior, and 6-foot, 10-inch 
newcomer Vladimir Kuljanin 
give the Seahawks plenty of 
bulk in the middle. 

1 think having Aaron and Vladi- 
mir will help Mitch (Laue) and 
Dejan (Grkovic) because they 
can return to their natural power 
forward position." 

Defense will be the linchpin for 
the Seahawks again in the new 

"I think we will continue to be 
one of the best defensive teams 
in the CA.A." Brownell said. 

Seahawk games 
will be broadcast 

Seven UNCW mens basketball 
games will be broadcast live 
this season. 

The Seahawk T\' Network will 
produce lour home games and 
air them in the Wilmington area 
on Time Warner Cable's Channel 
5. The slate includes match-ups 
with \irginia Commonwealth on 
Dec. 5, Drexel onjan. 26, George 
Mason on Feb. 2 and James 
Madison on Feb. 19. 

Comcast SportsNet will produce 
two games which will be carried 
in eastern North Carolina by Fox 
SportsSouth: at George Mason 
on Jan. 8 and the Old Dominion 
contest on Feb. 5. 

Raycom-JP Sports will televise 
UNCW's debut in the Dean 
Smith Center Dec. 28 when the 
Seahawks take on UNC Chapel 
Hill's Tar Heels in an 8 p.m. clash. 

Fall • Winter 2004 

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In recognition of his 30 years 
of service to UNCW, Ty Rowell is 
presented with a seahawl< sculpture 
by Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo. 
Rowell retired in August as senior 
associate vice chancellor of university 
advancement. The sculpture was 
created by Wilmington artist Dumay 
Gorham HI. During his tenure Rowell 
helped create more than 1 00 endowed 
scholarships and raised $23 million in 
estate donations for the university. 
Even though he retired, Rowell is 
stilt on campus working part-time 
as assistant to the chancellor for 
spedal projects. 

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A guest of the College 
Democrats, vice presidential 
candidate John Edwards 
outlined his campaign's 
national security agenda 
to a pacl^ed house in 
Kenan Auditorium. He was 
welcomed to campus in 
September by Chancellor 
Rosemary DePaolo. 

\ NC W 

the Division for Public Service 
and Conimuing Stuciies into the 
Cameron School of Business. 

Students will work m teams with 
different SBTDC clients as a part 
of a new MBA Learning Alliance 
Program under the guidance of 
Vince Howe, MBA director. 

Leslie Langer, SBTDC director, 
said initial client feedback was 
extremely positive. 

miai icing, creating or retaining 75 
jobs, and as a result of its efforts, 
clients in eastern North Carolina 
received more than $184 million 
in government contracts. 

Fall • Winter 2004 


Brownell optimistic for 2004-05 season 

good mi.x ot returning 
players and a bevy of new 
talent has third-year coach 
Brad Brownell optmiistic as 
UNCW seeks a return to the upper 
echelon of the Colonial Athletic 
Association in 2004-05. 

Point guard John Goldsberry 
and guard Ed Spencer return to 
anchor a team that will feature a 
good blend of four seniors, four 
]uniors, two sophomores and 
three freshmen. 

"Without t"|uestion, John will 
be the true leader of this team," 
said Brownell. "He has become 
more vocal in challenging guys 
in the off-season. I'm also looking 
lor one or two of our seniors to 
emerge as a leader this season." 

Spencer, center Aaron Coombs 
and guard Halston Lane could 
each lill that role. 

Brownell said, "All of our seniors 
ha\'e the talent and experience to 
be good players and good lead- 
ers for this team. A big part of 
our success will depend on their 
impro\'ement and performance 
this coming season." 

Sophomore T. J. Carter showed 
signs of explosiveness m his 
rookie season and could see ex- 

tended playing time as a scorer. 
Daniel Fountain, one of two fresh- 
men, gives the Seahawks another 
weapon in the arsenal. 

Brownell says it all boils down 
to simply putting the ball in 
the hoop, 

"We ha\e to shoot the basketball 
with a higher percentage," he 
pointed out. "We need to find a 
couple guys who can become con- 
sistent scorers," Brownell said. 

In the post, Coombs, a 6-foot, 11- 
inch senior, and 6-foot, 10-inch 
newcomer Vladimir Kuljanin 
give the Seahawks plenty of 

Area businesses 
welcome visitors to 
'Seahawk Country' 

UNCW, the Greater Wilmington 
Chamber of Commerce and area 
businesses are teaming up to 
"Paint the Town Teal." 

The campaign, which kicked 
oil m June, encourages local 
businesses to show olf their 
Seahawk pride. The |oint effort 
is generating enthusiasm lor the 
students, faculty, staft, families 
and alumni associated with 
UNCW and the Wilmington 
business community 

A variety of Seahawk items are 
available to choose from in- 
cluding door runners for $99, 
doormats for $32 (3x2-feet) or 
$99 (6x4-feet), window stick- 
ers for $9, vehicle stickers for 
$5, customized banners rang- 
ing in price from $ 105 to $232 
and flags lor $55. The items 
exhibit the Seahawk logo as 
well as the slogan "Welcome 
to Seahawk Country." 

Brochures can be downloaded 
Irom the Web at www.uncw. 
der.pdf or obtained by calling 

8 UNCW Magazine 

College of Charleston's Mike Bent 
Carter's drive to the bucket tost 

Men's Bask 




Dec. 5 


Dec. 12 


Dec. 16 

at College 

Dec. 18 

at Coastal 

Dec. 28 


Dec. 31 


Jan. 3 

at James 1 

Jan. 8 
Jan. 12 
Jan. 15 

at George 



7 p.m. 

Jan. 19 

at William & Mary 

7 p.m. 

Jan. 22 

at Old Dominion 

7 p.m. 

Jan. 26 


7 p.m. 

Jan. 29 

at Delaware 

7:30 p.m. 

Jan. 31 

at Towson 

7 p.m. 

Feb. 2 


7 p.m. 

Feb. 5 

OLD DOMINION (Homecoming)* 

4 p.m. 

Feb. 9 


7 p.m. 

Feb. 12 

at Hofstra 

4 p.m. 

Feb. 14 

at Drexel 

7 p.m. 

Feb. 19 


7 p.m. 

Feb. 23 


7 p.m. 

Feb. 26 

at Virginia Commonweatlth 

7:30 p.m. 

Mar. 4-7 

at CAA Championship 
(Richmond, Va.) 

'Televised Ga 


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Dec. 5. Drexel onjan. 26, George 
Mason on Feb. 2 and James 
Madison on Feb. 19, 

Comcast SportsNet will produce 
two games which will be earned 
in eastern North Carolina by Fox 
SportsSouth: at George Mason 
on Jan. 8 and the Old Dominion 
contest on Feb. 5. 

Raycom-JP Sports will televise 
UNCW's debut in the Dean 
Smith Center Dec. 28 when the 
Seahawks take on UNC Chapel 
Hill's Tar Heels in an 8 p.m. clash. 

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In recognition of his 30 years 
of service to UNCW. Ty Rowell is 
presented witli a seahawl< sculpture 
by Ctioncellor Rosemary DePaolo. 
Rowell retired in August as senior 
associate vice chancellor of university 
advancement. The sculpture was 
created by Wilmington artist Dumay 
Gorham III. During his tenure Rowell 
helped create more than 1 00 endowed 
scholarsliips and raised 123 million in 
estate donations for the university. 
Even though he retired, Rowell is 
still on campus working part-time 
as assistant to the chancellor for 
special projects. 

Small business center 
moves to Cameron School 

Students in the Master ol Busi- 
ness Administration Program 
in UNCW's Cameron School of 
Business will experience an array 
of realworld learningexpenences 
by working with small businesses 
who receive assistance through 
the Small Business and Technol- 
ogy Development Center, hosted 
at UNCW 

An organizational restructuring 
in May moved the SBTDC from 
the Division for Public Service 
and Continuing Studies into the 
Cameron School ol Business. 

Students will work in teams with 
different SBTDC clients as a part 
of a new MBA Learning Alliance 
Program under the guidance of 
Vince Howe, MBA director. 

Leslie Langer, SBTDC director, 
said initial client feedback was 
extremely positive. 

"The selected clients welcome 
the anticipated enthusiasm, 
knowledge and insights of the 
MBA students. It is definitel)' a 
win-win situation tor all, includ- 
ing the SBTDC." 

Last year, the SBTDC provided 
more than 3,300 hours ol coun- 
seling services to 550 businesses 
in the seven-county region. Its 
clients received $2.3 million in 
financing, creating or retaining 75 
jobs, and as a result of its efforts, 
clients in eastern North Carolina 
received more than $184 million 
in government contracts. 

A guest of the College 
Democrats, vice presidential 
candidate John Edwards 
outlined his campaign's 
national security agenda 
to a packed house in 
Kenan Auditorium. He was 
welcomed to campus in 
September by Chancellor 
Rosemary DePaolo. 



Fall • Winter 2004 


UNCW 'tentacles', 
reach c^p ^ 

While Jack Hall floats among the fish, 
Ruth Schneider '00 fields questions from 
children and adults gathered on the other 
side of the eight-inch-thick glass of the 
huge aquarium. 

"This is the closest you can get to all- 
these animals without getting wet," she 
said. "There's a lot of variety" in her 
job as educator at the N.C. Aquarium. 
Sometimes she does get wet to take 
advantage of the best diving conditions 
a,nd visibility available in the Cape 
#Mr area. "I see more than I ever would 
■diving off the coast," she said. 

0.m guests may be first greeted by 
-vv.,jliariie Wells Misner '02 who works 
in visitor services. She also does the 
Monday, dive show along with Stepha 
Manke'02. uS*^.:;; ; I 

Hall, Schneider andraper are joined by 
dozens of otherUNCW faculty, staff, alumni 
and students who work and volunteer at 
the aquarium. 

Bob Buerger, Ileana Clavijo, Steve Emslie, 
Sue Kezios, Doug Kesling, Tom Lankford, 
Bill McLellan, Marian McPhaul, D. Ann 
Pabst, Martin Posey, Andy Shepard, Fred 
Scharf, Diane Talley, Frank Trimble and 
Wade Watanabe are among the faculty and 
staff who volunteer or use the aquarium to 
enhance their classroom instruction. 

Alumni on staff at the aquarium include 
Beth Broders'03, Adam Church '03, Melanie 
Doyle '98, Keith Farmer '73, Melissa Gar- 
ganta '04, Jackie Harris '96, Julie Johnson 
'02, Samantha Johnson '02, Wayne Justice 
'03, Michelle Lamping '03, Ryan McAlarney 
'01, William Parker '99, Jacob Rudolph 
'04, Carol Taylor '01, Renee Weeks '97 and 
Heather Wigley '97, '98. 

By Jack Hall 

ood of the community 
or how I have fun with fish!!! 

,10 UNCW'Mapiine 

Over the years I have found 
that I am pretty good at 
science, I very much enjoy 
teaching and learning, and 
I love SCUBA di^dng. 

1 have also found a combination of these 
interests that satisfies me and hopefully 
provides some benefit to others. 

As chair of the Department of Environ- 
mental Studies, 1 give a number of talks 
to school and community groups on various 
and sundr)' topics from air pollution to 
zebra mussels and everything in between. 
I write a column geared for middle and 
high school kids called "Dr. Jacks Natural 
World" on ecolog)'.com. I am also regional 
director for Science Olympiad which is an 
international team competition in science 
and engineering for middle and high 
school students. 

1 truly enjoy these activities but what 1 
look forward to on a weekly basis is swim- 
ming with the fish at the North Carolina 
Aquarium at Fort Fisher. To satisfy my 
craving to make bubbles, 1 have been a 
\'olunteer diver at the aquarium for nearly 
two )'ears. 1 am only one of nearly 100 
divers, many of whom are current students 
or alumni of UNCW, who volunteer as part 
of the dive team. In fact, my son is also a 
diver and my daughter soon will be. Yes, 
il IS a family affair! 

1 am one of the "talking divers" every 
Thursday at 2:30 in the Cape Fear Shoals 
exhibit. If you have ever been to the aquar- 

Fall • Winter 2004 



ium and seen the dive show where you can 
talk to the diver - well, that's me - at least 
on Thursdays. If you have not been to the 
aquarium or seen one of the dive shows, 
you need to. Yes, it is iun - and as an added 
bonus, it's educational, too! 

Many people ask me, and man\' of you 
are probably thinking, "Wow, it must be 
pretty cool to dive in that tank with all the 
fish and talk to people," and my typical 
response is "Correctomundo, I am one of 
the lucky ones who gets to actuall)' do what 
ever)'body else wants to!" 

The staff at the aquarium, from Donna 
Moffitt, the new director, on down, are top- 
notch professionals, and I have tremendous 
respect for them and the mission of the 
aquarium. What they do lack though, is 
adequate volunteer service from the com- 
munity, and it is my pleasure to give some 
of my time to help them out. 

As you may suspect, diving at the aquarium 
is a bit different than open water or ocean 
diving. The Cape Fear Shoals exhibit is 
essentially a giant, and I do mean GIANT, 
salt-water aquarium. 

Now, just like your aquarium at home this 
one also has filters and pumps, but these 
filters pump 1 ,500 gallons of saltwater per 
minute - yes that's right, per minute! 

Just like your home aquarium, the exhibit 
needs constant cleaning. The difference is 
we clean from the inside with scrub brushes 
and underwater vacuums. There are at least 
two dives per day dedicated to cleaning 
the rocks, gravel and windows. If you have 
ever had an aquarium, you know what I am 
talking about - it is a constant battle! 

Fall • Winter 2004 

Also hke most home aquariums, the salt- 
water is synthetic. To ensure quality con- 
trol, seawater is made by adding the proper 
chemicals to freshwater. This eliminates the 
possibihty of contamination by chemical or 
biological pollutants from natural seawater. 
It would not be good to come in and find 
all of the inhabitants of the exhibit belly up 
on the surface because of some little goober 
that wipes everybody out - yes, that is 
science lingo and I am a science kinda guy. 
We are also careful not to introduce any 
harmful "stuff or critters" from the divers 
- so the aquarium provides showers and all 
of the dive equipment that we use. 

Now, unlike your home tank the Cape Fear 
Shoals exhibit is large - that is the under- 
statement of the day! It is 24 feet deep from 
surface to bottom, contains about 235,000 
gallons of saltwater, and has approximately 
330 individual fish representing more 
than 30 different species including sharks, 
stingrays and eels. All of the fish are native 
to and have been collected from North 
Carolina waters. The exhibit is designed to 
simulate, as closely as possible, the hard- 
bottoms or rock ledges in our offshore 
waters. Obviously, to maintain such an 
exhibit is a full-time job for many people. 

Swimming with the fish allows me to pur- 
sue many of the things 1 most enjoy I have 
been diving since 1970 (yes, I am old!) but 
I still look forward to my weekly "fix" in the 
tank. This is because I don't need any of my 
owm equipment, the water is always clear 
and 75 degrees, there is always something 
to look at, I don't need a boat and 1 don't 
get beat up by waves, tides and storms. 

Best of all, I also get to teach and to learn. 
I love to talk to kids about the tank, the fish 
and how important the marine environment 
is to all of us in North Carolina, not only 
as a resource but how dependent we are on 
the oceans for our survival. With the exhibit 
as a backdrop, I think they reaU)' listen and 
maybe e\'en remember 

I would like to thank the staff at the 
aquarium for giving me the opportunity to 
learn about the exhibit, the critters and the 
workings of the operations. By observing 
and participating in the work at the aquar- 
ium, I have gained new knowledge that I 
can bring to the classroom for my students 
and use in my research activities. 

UNCW and the North Carolina Aquarium 
at Fort Fisher have a great working relation- 
ship which provides benefits to each. The 
faculty staff and students of UNCW are 
able to gain valuable experience and collect 
scientific data on a wide variety of problems 
while providing the aquarium with a source 
of expertise and manpower they would not 
necessarily have access to. 

I feel very fortunate to be associated with 
two great organizations that allow me to 
do what 1 really like to do. If you have the 
chance, please stop by and catch the dive 
show - I might even let you pet the eel! 

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-L iht next generation 

Young alumni 
filL Leadership 
roles across the 

political spectrum By Dana FischeW 

The North Carohna state director for the Kerry-Edwards 
presidential campaign. The finance director for the 
Burr for Senate campaign. The president of the Guilford 
County Young Democrats. A Bush administration 
political appointee in the Social Security Administration. 
A former staff member of U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms. And an 
account manager with a firm that oversees contributions 
to the Bush-Cheney campaign. 

Cheri Arnott poses at the entrance of 

Air Force II as she prepares to travel 

with Vice President Dick Cheney. 

While this group of professionals and 
volunteers works in a wide variety of 
political positions and splits their 
allegiance between the two major 
parties, they do have several things in 
common. All of them are up-and-com- 
ing leaders in national, state and local 
politics, ensuring that the critical 
behind-the-scenes work gets done 
within their campaign or office. And 
they were all prepared to take on 
these leadership roles through their 
academic and extracurricular experi- 
ences at UNCW While they may call 
themselves Republicans or Democrats 
and sometimes be bitter opponents in 
heated campaigns, at the end of the day 
they're all Seahawks. 

And by the way, the oldest one was bom 
during the Ford administration, while 
the three youngest entered the world 
with Ronald Reagan as president. One 
can only imagine the great things they'll 
do when they hit their third decade. 

Cheri Arnott '97 

Volunteer with Vice President Dick 
Cheney's Office 

A former staffer for the Bush-Cheney 
presidential campaign in 2000 and a Bush 
administration political appointee, Cheri 
Arnott sometimes travels with the vice 
president as a volunteer on official visits. 
This year, she \'isited Aviano Air Base in 
Pordenone, Italy, and Seoul, South Korea, 
assisting with special event planning and 

media relations. Both trips were eye-open- 
ing, she said, particularly with the increased 
security and awareness of the post-9/1 1 era. 

"There's nothing that will compare to stand- 
ing on that army base in Seoul with a room 
full of American troops to see how tenuous 
peace really is," she said. 'T had tears in my 
eyes when the vice president came out and 
the national anthem was played. There is 
something magical about that, something 
that reminds us how lucky we are to live in 
the USA." 

While Arnott looks forward lo \'olunteering 
for future state trips, she is keeping busy 
with her full-time position as director of 
the Combined Federal Campaign in the 
Social Security Administration (SSA") in 
Baltimore, Md. The combined campaign is 
similar to the United Way campaign, raising 
funds for charitable organizations from gov- 
ernment employees. Last year, Arnott raised 
]ust under $1.3 million from about 14,000 
SSA employees. She is also president of the 
Baltimore/DC UNCW Alumni Chapter. 

After graduating from UNCW, Arnott 
earned her Master of Public Ser\dce and 
Administration degree at the George Bush 
School of Government and Public Ser\ice 
at Texas A&M Unu'ersity While there, she 
had several opportunities to meet with 
Bush family members and work v\ath then- 
Gov. George W Bush. In 1999, she moved 
to Austin to work as a volunteer on Bush's 
first presidential campaign and was hired as 
a full-time staff member a vi'eek later. 

"Working on a campaign is probably the 
most stressful job I can imagine," she said, 
"because everything you do is live and on 
the news immediately But it's also incredibly 
rewarding. It's the thrill of winning, the thrill 
of seeing someone who you belie\'e will 
truly change the world in a position to do 
that and knowing you had a part in it. You 
reall)' have to ha\-e a personal investment in 
your candidate to make it worthwhile." 

12 UNCW Magazine 

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Jason Cotey represented North Carolina at the 2004 
Democratic National Convention in Boston. 

Jason Coley '00 

President, Guilford County Young Democrats 

Jason Coley is on a mission. As president ol 
the Young Democrats of Guilford County, 
he wants to encourage more young people 
to get involved in the political process and 
bring their youthful energy to campaigns. 

"There's a lot of opportunity to encourage 
young voters to get in\-olved," Coley said. 
"On many college campuses, the voter turn- 
out is less than 10 percent. It's hard to find 
people that young who want to be active in 
politics, but I've started to see a change in 
that over the past year. More young people 
are showing an interest in politics, and 
we emphasize to them that they can really 
make a difference." 

Coley makes his living as a research and 
development lab technician for Syngenta 
Crop Protection in Greensboro, but invests 
a large part of his time off the clock working 
for the Democratic Party This has been true 
since he was eight years old, when he began 
helping to recruit voters with his father, 
who was on the executive board of the AFL- 
ClO and chair ot the Guilford County Dem- 
ocratic Party 'While at UNCW, he worked 
with the New Hanover County party office 
on the "Get Out the 'Vote" campaign. 
In addition to serving as president of the 
Young Democrats, he traveled to Boston 
as a North Carolina delegate to the 2004 
Democratic National Convention. 

"There was so much energy there," he said 
of his convention experience. "It was Uke 
being at a sporting event that is coming 
down to the final seconds and seeing the 
winning shot or the winning field goal. And 
the North Carolina delegation was fortunate 
to be up front where we could see and be a 
part of everything. It really energized us to 
go back home and hit the ground running 
on the campaign." 

Shane Fernando '00 

Former Staff Member for Sen. Jesse Helms 

Alter graduating Irom UNCW, Shane 
Fernando was planning to go to China to 
teach through the Sister Cities Program 
connection between 'Wilmington and 
Dandong. The day after graduation, just 
as he was about to accept the teaching 
position, Fernando received a call from U.S. 
Sen. Jesse Helms that changed his course. 

Shane Fernando is pictured with former U.S. Sen. 
Jesse Helms, with whom he interned while a student 
at UNCW. 

Instead of going to China, he went to 
Washington, DC, to work in a position 
Helms offered him with the office of the 
Senate Foreign Relations Committee and 
later worked as a member of Helms' Senate 
office staff. During high school and while at 
UNCW, Fernando had interned for Helms 
as well as for U.S. Sen. Lauch Faircloth, and 
those internship experiences led to the full- 
time staff opportunity 

As a communication studies major and 
active member of student government, 
Fernando said the expenences he had at 
UNCW helped prepare him for the challenge 
of working on Capitol Hill and for any future 
career opportunities he may pursue. 

"Working with the Student Government 
Association and with the administration 
at UNCW helped me hone my leadership 
skills and taught me a lot about the political 
system, how our government works and 
how all of that ties into a university setting," 
he said. "But I also knew I'd want to work 
in other areas besides politics, and the 
communication studies program is struc- 
tured so that you can tailor it to the type of 
education you want to receive. It can open 
so many doors because success in many 
fields comes down to whether or not you 
can effectively communicate." 

When Helms retired from the Senate at 
the end of 2002, Fernando decided to take 
some time off to pursue another of his 
interests, bu)^ng and refurbishing a historic 
home in Washington. He has since com- 
pleted that project and is currently seeking 
a position with the U.S. Department of 
State and exploring graduate school oppor- 
tunities. He hopes his next career move will 
keep him m Washington. 

"When I was about eight or nine," he said, 
"we went on a family vacation to DC, and 
1 remember tugging on my mom's and dad's 
sleeves to tell them that I wanted to live 
here someday I fell in love with the city, 
and 1 still feel the same way." 


/Morgan Jackson is pictured with Democratic vice 
presidential candidate John Edwards. 

Morgan Jackson '96 

N.C. State Director 
Kerry-Edwards Campaign 

Morgan Jackson worked for U.S. Sen. 
John Edwards for the past three-and-a- 
half years, before accepting a job m July 
as state director for the Kerry-Edwards 
presidential campaign. He had worked in 
the senator's office since 2001 and later 
became national deputy political director for 
the John Edwards for President campaign, 
overseeing several states in the Southeast. 
For both positions he was based in Raleigh. 

"I was one of the senator's outreach aides," 
he explained. "My job was to keep in 
touch with constituents and keep my 
eyes and ears to the ground so that Senator 
Edwards would be aware of changing needs 
in North Carolina. That's what I liked best 
about my job - being in the district and 
talking face-to-face with the people the 
elected office represents." 

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UNCW Magazine 13 



Age 29 

UNCW Degree; B.A. in poLitical science 

Current Position; Director of Combined 
Federal Campaign, Social Security 
Administration in Baltimore, Md. 

Volunteer: Travels with Vice President Dick 
Cheney on official state visits, president of 
Baltimore/D.C. UNCW Alumni Chapter 


Age 26 

UNCW Degree: B.S. in business information 

Current Position; Research and development 
lab technician for Syngenta Crop 
Protection in Greensboro 

Volunteer: President of Young Democrats of 
Guilford County and delegate to 2004 
Democratic National Convention 


Age 24 

UNCW Degree: B.A. in communication studies 

Current Position: Took time off to renovate a 
historic home in Washington, D.C.; 
currently seeking a position with the U.S. 
Department of State and exploring 
graduate school opportunities 


Age 30 

UNCW Degree: B.A. in political science 

Current Position: North Carolina state director 
for the Kerry-Edwards presidential 
campaign, based in Raleigh 


Age 29 

UNCW Degree: B.A. in political science 

Current Position: Finance director, Richard Burr 
for U.S. Senate campaign, based in 


Age 24 

UNCW Degree: B.A. in communication studies 

Current Position: Account representative. 
Campaign Mail and Data, Inc., in Falls 
Church, Va., which manages contributions 
to the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign 
and to the Republican National Committee 

Jackson also had that opportunity earlier 
in his career, when he interned with U.S. 
Rep. Charlie Rose during his senior year at 
UNCW, then ser\'ed as a congressional aide 
to both U.S. representatives Mel Watt and 
Bill Hefner in their N.C. offices. During the 
2000 election cycle, he worked as political 
director of the North Carolina Democratic 
Party He credits UNCW and the Political 
Science Department wath helping him get 
his start in politics. 

"I always thought I wanted to work m poli- 
tics but when I got into the political science 
classes and began experiencing what politics 
was really like it helped me figure out what 
I wanted to do with my life," he said. "The 
faculty puts every effort into helping stu- 
dents find the career path that is right for 
them. And one of the best things was that I 
got the job with Congressman Hefner due 
in large part to my internship with Charlie 
Rose and the help I received from UNCW" 

In late August, Jackson returned to the 
UNCW campus with Edwards, who made 
a campaign speech at Kenan Auditorium. 
In Jackson's current role, he is responsible 
for all aspects of the campaign in North 
Carolina, including helping define the 
candidate's messages, planning special 
events, managing a team of volunteers 
making voter contacts across the state and 
developing and executing a media plan. 

"It's a little bit of everything," he said. 

Amanda Komegay '97 

Finance Director 

Burr for Senate Campaign 

Amanda Kornega)' was instrumental in 
organizing a visit to UNCW by First Lady 
Laura Bush in July as a campaign fundraiser 
for U.S. Rep. Richard Burr, candidate for 
U.S. Senate. Her main role was to raise 
campaign funds across the state but, as with 
most jobs on small campaign staffs, her role 
was broadly defined and changed every day 

That variety is one of the things she loves 
about working in politics. 

"It's the opportunity to always do different 
things," she said. "In some ways, it's like 
having a different job every day There are 
days you can plan because you have an 
event going on, like organizing the visit by 
the First Lady. That week my life was com- 

Amanda Komegay is pictured with, from left, U. 5. 
Rep. Richard Burr; Brandon Macsata '96, owner of 
Mocsata & Associates, a consulting and lobbying 
firm; and Vice President Dick Cheney. 

pletely taken up b)' that e\-ent. Other days 
you have no idea what may come up that 
suddenly takes priority over everything else." 

Before joining the Burr campaign earlier 
this year, Kornegay worked for six years in 
Washington, D.C., spending the first year 
and a half working as an aide to U.S. Sen. 
Lauch Faircloth and the following four and 
a half running the National Association of 
Broadcasters' political action committee. 
She also interned for Faircloth while at 
UNCW and was active in the Student 
Government Association. 

She said she feels fortunate to have had so 
many different professional opportunities 
at such a young age but that it requires a 
major commitment. 

"Capitol Hill is run by 22- to 30-year-olds," 
she said. "Young staff have the time to put 
in and are so eager to be out of college and 
to learn. It's new and exciting but it's also 
difficult and demanding work. Candidates 
and members of Congress truly appreciate 
what their staffs do because they know 
what hard work it is." 

Currently based m Winston-Salem, 
Kornegay's goal is to move back to 
Wilmington and buy a house, but she is 
unable to think about any short-term gqals 
until after the election. 

"At this point, there is no future beyond 
Election Day" she said. "Like most cam- 
paign staffers, my hope is that this opportu- 
nity will turn out well and will lead to the 
next one." 

Fall • Winter 2004 

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Kate Russell '02 

Account Representative 
Campaign MaiL and Data Inc. 

When Kate Russell was a student at UNCW, 
she took advantage of the opportunities she 
had to get involved and gam experience 
for her career. She was the youngest-ever 
female student body president and a member 
of the first female president and vice presi- 
dent team. She studied abroad in England 
as part of the International Studies program. 

a person I had knovvTi when 1 was younger 
and who would come over to my father's 
house with pizza," she said. "Also during 
the campaign Sen Brownback was always 
there but most of the time on Capitol Hill 
he was in meetings, drafting legislation or 
working on committees. The Senate floor is 
empty a lot of the time because there are so 
many meetings." 

After graduation, Russell worked for the 
Republican National Committee (RNC) in 
Washington during the 2002 campaign, 
and then took a position with Campaign 
Mail and Data Inc. in Falls Church, Va., 
which oversees private contributions to 
the Bush-Cheney campaign and to the 
RNC. The firm checks the accuracy of 

donor records and ensures compliance with 
campaign finance laws before contributions 
are deposited. 

Russell said she prefers to provide support 
to the Republican Party in this way rather 
than being directly involved in a campaign. 

"A campaign is really demanding," she said. 
"Everything is all the time, real time, need 
it now. That was hard for my father and for 
our family I could've applied to work for 
the Bush-Cheney campaign after I worked 
at the RNC, but I didn't want to choose 
that. I wanted to find a way to work in poli- 
tics but not wonder if 1 would have a 
job after Nov. 2." 

Dana Fischetti is a marketing and communications 
consultant for UNCW's professional schools. 

Political sdence at UNCW 

Curriculum emphasizes classical theory, 
real-world experience 

Kate Russell was with President and Mrs. George W. 
Bush at the 2002 Presidential Christmas Party. 

And she helped lobby for the bond issue in 
2000 to provide funding for the new educa- 
tion building, among others. 

"It was incredible to be involved in that 
process," she said. "I was able to attend 
the groundbreaking for the new building, 
which made it real. It was rewarding to see 
that the university that had the smallest 
square footage per student in the UNC 
system was finally gomg to get more class- 
room space." 

Russell grew up in Kansas and moved to 
Greensboro with her family just before 
her senior year of high school. When she 
was 16, her father worked as campaign 
treasurer for U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, a 
Kansas Republican, and Russell interned 
for Brownback while a student at UNCW 
She found the atmosphere in Brownback's 
Senate office very diflerent from that ot the 
campaign in Kansas. 

"It was strange because the chief of staff, 
this person who was in a very high- 
ranking position in the Senate office, was 

Political science is a broad, diverse field, 
and students come to it with many different 
areas of academic and career interest. Rec- 
ognizing this, the UNCW Political Science 
Department and its degree programs are 
structured to give students a core under- 
standing of classic political theory as well as 
the flexibility to apply that theory to their 
own specific interest areas. 

"Some of our students are interested in 
legislative politics, some have a stronger 
interest in state than national politics and 
some are preparing for law school," said 
department chair Tom Barth. "We help our 
students determine a career direction based 
on their interests and their personality 
types. Working in an agency in the federal 
government is a whole different world than 
working on a campaign or in a legislative 
office. Some people are more comfortable 
in one world than the other." 

To assist students in developing the skills 
they need to be successful after graduation, 
the curriculum heavily emphasizes writing, 
the ability to present persuasively, basic 
analytical skills and critical thinking. The 
department also provides students with 
practical experience through internships 

and coaches them on how to dress and 
behave in their internship settings. 

"There's the theoretical world of poUtics 
and then there's the real rough-and-tumble 
world," said Barth. "Most students have 
never been a part of that real world, and 
there's no substitute for actually living it 
and experiencing it. We constantly remind 
our students that politics is all about net- 
working, and if they do a good job and 
make an impression on the right people it 
can go a long way." 

In the classroom, the locus is on providing 
a complete over\'iew of American domestic 
politics, including the theories that Ameri- 
can political principles are built on, as well 
as international political issues and how 
they affect domestic policy decisions. 
Classes discuss viewpoints Irom across the 
political spectrum on a wide variety of 
topics, and students are encouraged to 
form their own political identities and 
value systems. 

"Most students who come here are a 
product of their parents' views, whether 
conservative or liberal," Barth said, "and 
part of their education is exposure to other 
points of view and learning to value the 
diversity that is part of our political system." 

Fall • Winter 2004 

UNCW Magazine 15 


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Dawn, a fine June 
mof'nipg, and we're 
Entering Glacier Bay, 
which promises a 
spectacular show. 


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The teak lower promenade 
deck is slick from dew and 
having been hosed down 
by the crew. The captain 
has stopped the Holland 
American liner MS Veendam 
m an ice-field so we on 
deck can watch the blue- 
tmted growlers in the dark 
blue water, scrimmed by 
juniper needles and other 
tidal wrack. 

The mountains are soltened by the mist, 
then shaqDened b\' the sun rising behmd 
them, casting selective shards of brilliance 
on the scene. They looked like giant conical 
cakes upon which has been poured a glaze 
of sugar icing; it drips down the face m nits 
and avalanche chutes, some ending in free- 
falling cascades. 

The glaciers, frozen rivers, glisten aqua- 
marine blue from the peculiar refraction, 
iheir massive fronts a pile of gravel and soil 
- a moraine - bulldozed out of the rock 
chute down which it tra\'eled. The passage 
IS choked with ice - micro-bergs, growlers 
and chips. The water is gelid, almost con- 
gealed looking, pocked with ice chips that 
are much larger than they seem from our 
lofty decks. 

The Margene, one of the larger glaciers, 
moves six feet per day and is pushed by 
a tail 26 miles long. All that enormous 
downhill momentum, like an avalanche in 
slow motion, corrugates the surface with 
enormous pressure ridges and creates deep 
fissures in a conglomeration of ice 150 feet 
deep with another 100 feet under water. 

The glaciers appear soil, but through 
binoculars you can see the violent 
upheaval, giant cakes of ice crushing upon 
each other, boulders and gravel and splin- 
tered trees all caught up in the frozen stew 
as it slid m a great abrasive sheet across 
and between the mountains. 





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We boarded the MS Vccndam 36 hours 
earlier in Seward, Alaska - 26 alumni, 
fnends and faculty from UNCW sharing an 
adventure down the coast of Alaska to Sitka. 
Juneau, Ketchikan and through the Inside 
Passage to Vancou\-er, British Columbia. The 
trip was coordinated by Karel Dutton through 
UNCWs Lifelong Learning Program. 

We CRiised through College Fjord into Prince 
William Sound, through ley Strait past Point 
Carolus and scattered islands and bays, with 
excellent views of Reid Glacier, Johns Hopkins 
Glacier, the Margerie Glacier and the mag- 
nificent Grand Pacific Glacier at the head of 
the bay To starboard on the inbound tack 
loomed the Beartrack Mountains, to port the 
Brady Icefield. All stark, remote, forbidding 
and breathtaking. 

As cause ships go, the Vccndam is small, car- 
rying 1 ,200 passengers - compared to two 
or three times that number on the large lin- 
ers. This allows a certain leisurely intimacy 
- we are never crowded, rarely stand in line 
for meals, always ha\'e access to the onboard 
amenities - spa, pool. Internet cafe, shows 

The Holland American liners carry an Old- 
World class, from the varnished woodwork 
and brass to the manners of the crew We 
wear formal clothes to dinner on several 
nights. It's frankly a reliel from the ubiquitous 
slopp)- informality of our mass market cul- 
ture. It feels somehow civilized. 

The weather for our passage is bracing, often 
suffused with a soft perpetual drizzle, and 
the motion of the ship is easy. The UNCW 
group meets each e\'ening for dinner m a 
block of tables reser\'ed in the Rotterdam 
dining room near the great stern galler)' 
windows, so we watch our wake disappear 
into the lingering twilight - the sun never 
quite sets at this latitude in summer - as 
we trade stories about our adventures afloat 
and ashore. 

The first landfall is Sitka, an island that once 
was part of Russian America. The Russian 
tradition is ali\e in St. Michael's Cathedral 
with us onion dome, which houses one of 
the world's finest collections of Russian 
Orthodox icons. It's a charming island village 
with two commercial fishing harbors, and 
]ust outside the settlement lies the Tongass 
rainforest, its towering Sitka spruce much 
prized for masts in the age of sail, where 
my wife Kate and I bike and hike 
for several hours - the first of 


se\-eral excursions we pre -booked while plan- 
ning for the cruise. Others in our group attend 
a perfomiance ol Russian folk dancers, go 
whale-watchmg, or simply explore the village. 

At Juneau we paddle two-person sea kayaks 
in Gastineau Channel among frolicking har- 
bor seals, then ride the tram to the top of Mt. 
Roberts, 1,750 feet above the narrow strip of 
coast that contains the city, then descend with 
a thnll like free-fall. 

That evening, at the onboard Explorers 
lounge, other members of our group relate 
their adventure whale-watchmg. A pod of 
killer whales - orcas - attacked a sea lion and 
tossed It around like a volleyball, then tore it 
limb from limb, a reminder that this is wilder- 
ness after all, despite our comfortable ship. 

We sail into Ketchikan up a long fairway 
lined with floatplane docks, fishing boat 
harbors, canneries, a dry dock. Coast Guard 
Station, a real working city We take a Jeep 
safari into the backcountry Along the way 
we visit a mountain lake and paddle 20- 
person canoes, fiberglass replicas of the tradi- 
tional Tlingit craft, to a cook camp, where we 
enjoy hot coffee and cocoa, chowder, smoked 
salmon and other treats before setting off 
again on rugged, nearly vertical logging roads 
through a forest of old growth Sitka spruce, 
hemlock, dev'il's crow, skunk cabbage and 
dwarf arctic dogwood. 

On our last full day at sea, it has been blow- 
ing a full gale all day - 45-knot winds, waves 
12-18 feet, but the motion of the ship is easy 
Kate and I walk our usual two miles circuit- 
ing the lower promenade deck with the deck 
hea\ing us about and the spray booming 
against the hull, wetting the deck and sluicing 
out through the scuppers. Crossing Queen 
Charlotte Sound, the sea looks gray and v\ild 
- always more forbidding under a sullen gun- 
metal sky 

Vancouver, the end of our journey In a float- 
plane, high above Vancouver Island, we soar 
over the cruise ship temiinal and the Lion's 
Gate suspension bridge. As we bank over 
the water, I can see probably 50 miles up the 
Inside Passage - the purple and dark green 
humps of islands ghostly in the late afternoon 
sea mist, and feel a strange beckoning into a 
passage of promise and mystery, as at the 
beginning of a stor)'. 

Strange, since we have just come through 
that same passage on our way into Vancou\'er. 
Yet maybe that majestic and inviting 
glimpse, that panoramic view that quick- 
ens my heart, means I am destined to sail it 
again, going north, where Alaska waits at the 
end of the water. 

Phitip Gerard is a professor of creative writing. 

UNCW Magazine 19 


Students benefit 

By Andre, weaver jYom Grelm's planning 

Although Barbara Greim retired from teach- 
ing at UNCW in 2000, she continues to 
educate students by annually funding a merit 
scholarship for computer science majors, 

"I really believe that the chance to go to col- 
lege and get an education is a tremendous op- 
portunity forstudents," said Greim, associate 
professor emerita of computer science. She 
joined the UNCW facull)- in 1'369. 

She supports the Computer Science Chairs 
Scholarship , which she initiated after she was 
named acting chair of the Computer Science 
Department m 1998. The department was 
formed that year and Greim held the acting 
chair position until her retirement, 

"I named the scholarship to recognize all 
the chairs to come after me," she said, 
"It honors people who do so much for 
the department," 

Anthony Hardison, a senior Irom New Bern 
is the 2004-05 scholarship recipient, 

"This is the first )'ear I've been able to pa)' 
for college totally on my own without ha\ang 
any help from my parents," he said. 

Hardison plans to graduate in May 2005 
with a double major in computer science 
and mathematics. The scholarship completes 
the excellent educational experience he has 
enjoyed at UNCW 

"It's a great school. The people are nice and 
the professors are helpful," Hardison said. 

When Greim taught, she made an extra effort 

to help students understand her lectures by 

posting her notes on a Web site prior to 

class, said Allen Randall '01, 

what she said and more time listening to what 
she said ," said Randall , a systems administrator 
and research assistant in the computer science 
department at UNCW 

Greim still plans for the future with students 
in mind. She recently decided to include 
funding in her will to endow the Computer 
Science Chair's Scholarship in perpetuity. 
She \iews the scholarship as an investment 
m UNCW students, 

"In all of m)- 31 years at UNCW. 1 was im- 
pressed with our students," she said, "They are 
not only very bright, but ver\- hard-working 
and dedicated," 

Andrea Weaver is communications and marketing manager 
for University Advancement. 

Bequest assists UNCW 
for generations to come 

By including UNCW in her will, 
Barbara Greim has the satisfaction 
of knowing that the merit scholarship 
she founded will assist generations 
of students. If you would like to 
support UNCW through your will, or if 
you want to learn about other planned 
giving opportunities, please contact 
Chris Clapp, planned giving director, 
at 910.962.3214. 

As recipient of the Computer Science 
Chair's Scholarstiip, UNCW senior 
Anthony Hardison has benefited directly 
from Barbara Greim's generosity. 

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team of UNCW students has been 
hard at work since late August working 
the phones for the annual fund phonathon. 
The students have contacted thousands ol 
UNCW alumni and fnends as well as current 
students' families to request support for sev- 
eral educational uses, including scholarships 
programs and faculty awards. 

By the end of September, the student callers 
secured pledges from more than 1,000 alumni. 

To all those 
who have 
made a pledge, 
thank you! 

The phonathon continues 
through mid-December. 

When your call comes, please take the time to 
talk with one of the UNCW students. Youll 
learn a lot about the unixersity and have the 
opportunity to make a lasting investment m 
education at UNCW 

ahawks on thffline 


Clubs, societies 
recognize donors 

Everyone who gives to UNCW is included m a 
gh-ing club or society - it's the university's way 
to say "thank you" to its generous donors. 

UNCW Annual Giving Cluhs 

Club recognition levels are based on the gift 
amounts donors contnbute withm a fiscal year 


$2, 500-59,999 
$25,000 and up 

Collegiate Club 
Leadership Club 
Deans' Club 
Provost's Club 
Chancellor's Club 

Bronze Level 

Silver Level 

Gold Level 

Anchor Society 

UNCW's Anchor Society honors individuals, 
corporations and foundations with lifetime 
giving of 5100,000 or more. This society 
honors the leadership and extraordinary 
support of those who have demonstrated 
exceptional commitment in the future growth 
and advancement of the university 

Anchor Society $100,000-5249,999 

Bronze Anchor Society 5250,000-5499,999 

Silver Anchor Society 5500,000-51,999,999 

Golden Anchor Society 52 million and more 

E.L. White Planned 
Giving Society 

The E.L. 'White Planned Giving Society 
recognizes and honors alumni and fnends 
who inform the university of their intent to 
invest in UNCW's future growth through 
planned or dclerred gi\ang arrangements. 
Such information allows the university to 
ensure that the gift will be used as the donor 
intended and provides the opportunity lor 
recognition of support for UNCW's future 
excellence. Deferred gifts may take the form 
of a bequest through a will, trust, annuity or 
gift of life insurance. 

Colonnade Campaign off 
to good start 

The UNCW Parents Council is working to 
enrich student life on campus through its 
work with the L'niversity Union Colon- 
nade Campaign. 

The Division ofStudentAflairs has embarked 
on a project that will double the University 
Union's space as well as increase programs 
available to students. By building a new 
student center and renovating the existing 
union and Burney Center, LJNCW hopes to 
create a "core campus" that will act as a natural 
gathering place lor students. 

The Parents Council has agreed to give this 
project a special finishing touch by building a 
colonnade that will connect all three buildings . 
Their hope that it will become a long-stand- 

ing s>Tnbol of excellence at UNCW and all 
will know it was made possible through the 
generosity of the Parents Council. 

With $95,000 in receipts and firm pledges 
in hand, the council has made a strong start 
toward reaching the $325,000 construction 
fund goal by spring 2006. 

Dale Parker represented the Parents Council 
and the Colonnade Campaign at the Uni- 
versity LInion groundbreaking ceremony 
m August. 

To become part of a select group of parents 
shaping the future of the university by 
contributing to the Colonnade Campaign, 
please contact Stephanie David, Parents 
Council director, at 910.962.2659 or 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo chats with UNCW parents Lois 
and Barry Ostrow of Raleigh at the home of Thome and 
Katrina James in Raleigh. 

Sophomore TylerWooden, son of Judy and Sunny 
Wooden, welcomed guests to his home in Durham. 
He stands next an illustration of the University 
Union colonnade for which the UNCW Parents 
Council is raising funds. 

Parents Council welcomes new students 

Members of the Parents Council hosted a 
series of events around North Carolina during 
the summer that gave Chancellor Rosemar)' 
DePaolo an opportunity to meet incoming 
students and their parents. 

Parents who hosted events include Paula 
and Landis Bullock of Smithfield, Katrina 
and Thome James of Raleigh, Judy and 
Sunny Wooden of Durham, Jeanine and 
Thorn Cross of Jamestown and Lee Helms ol 
Lake Norman. 

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Fall • Winter 2004 

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New legacy program celebrates 

Q/XC^ /raJlh\ 

Left: Triple legacy Nicholas D. Benton of Carolina Beach, 
received "legacy" lapel pin from his mother, Gina Benton '81, 
'90, and his paternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Benton '76. 

Middle: Eileen Reardon Cedzo '75 of Fayetteville is proud 
her daughter Ashley is continuing a family tradition of 
attending UNCW. 

Right: Zach Davis of Jacl<sonville is pinned by his mother 
Sandra who graduated from UNCW in 1979. He became 
famihar with UNCW by running high school crosscountry track 
on campus. "I came to orientation, and I was sold on UNCW 
after that, " he said. Sandra, who teaches kindergarten at 
Carohna Forest Elementary in Jacksonville, spoke fondly of 
Andy and Hathia Hayes in the Watson School of Education 
and proudly about the partnership between the Onslow 
County Schools and the Watson School of Education. "UNCW 
has changed so much since I was here, " she said. "It's a 
very pleasing campus. " 

/on By 

Mimi Cunningham 

Among the 1,950 treshmen 
who enrolled this fall, 51 
students have a parent who 
is a UNCW alumnus. Three 
have the distinction of being 
the grandchild of a UNCW 
graduate as well. 

"While UNCW is still a young university, 
at 57 we are now old enough to start see- 
ing children of our alumni coming to their 
own alma mater," Chancellor Rosemary 
DePaolo said at the university's first legacy 
pinning ceremony 

"Your connection to UNCW is very special," 
Ed Vosnock, UNCW Alumni Association 
chair, noted. 

Triple legacy Nicholas D, Benton, freshman 
from Carolina Beach, received the distinctive 
gold "legacy" lapel pin with teal stone from his 
mother, Gina Benton '81, '90, and his paternal 
grandmother, Mar)- Ellen Benton '76. 

Although he had several choices where to go 
to college, Nicholas said he chose UNCW 
because "I've lived here my whole life, grew 
up in Carolina Beach, and I didn't want to 
move an)'where else." 

"And I let him know 1 got a good education 
here," added his mother Gina. He plans to 
double major with at least one major be- 
ing Spanish. 

His prior experience with UNCW was "skate- 
boarding here when I was little." When his 

mother returned to UNCW in the late 1980s 
to get a teaching certificate, Nicholas would 
accompany her to class if she couldn't get 
a baby sitter She fondly remembered how 
education professor Rich Huber let her bring 
him to class and would give the toddler toys 
to play with to keep him occupied. 

Now a language arts and social studies teacher 
at Murray Middle School, Gina stressed that 
it is important for adults to realize there are 
programs at UNCW for them, not just for 
high school graduates. 

Nicholas' grandmother Mary Ellen, who said 
UNCW was where she thought Nicholas 
should go from the beginning, first came to 
UNCW m 1974 when she was 44 years old. 

"I worked at Wachoxla across the street and 
looked over at UNCW all the time," she said. 
When she reached the top of her pay scale 
there, she worked up her courage and came 
over to talk about applying to the nursing 
program. "I had always wanted to be a nurse, 
so 1 did it."' 

Mary Ellen received her associate's degree m 
nursing in 1976 and had a career in public and 
occupational health until she retired. 

She said her education at UNCW "really 
opened my life," gi\ingher the confidence to 
pursue a variet)' of experiences, including 17 
trips outside the United States to do mission 
work. She lives in Burgaw 

Another legacy is Ashley Cedzo of Fayetteville, 
whose mother is Eileen Reardon Cedzo '75. 
Her aunt Erin Reardon also graduated from 
UNCW in 1985, and her sister Katie Cedzo 
plans to enroll at UNCW in 2005. 

Eileen was shocked but vev)' pleased that her 
oldest daughter Ashley picked UNCW because 
she considered majoring in marine biolog)' 
at universities in Florida and Hawaii. After 
her junior year at the North Carolina School 
of Science and Math, Ashley attended the 
residential Summer Ventures in Science and 
Math program at UNCW 

"In Summer Ventures, 1 met some wonderful 
professors that I stayed in touch with doing re- 
search my senior year," Ashley said. "I worked 
with Dr Lynn Leonard at the Center for Ma- 
rine Science studying nutrient concentration 
data from the Coastal Ocean Research and 
Monitoring Program. Although my classmates 
told me I should apply to Yale or Duke, after 
Summer Ventures, 1 knew UNCW was the 
school for me." 

Ashle)' wasted no time getting involved in 
campus life. She helped the College Demo- 
crats host a campus visit by vice presidential 
candidate John Edwards, and she's involved 
with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, 
Circle K and crew team, which she says is 
"super exciting." 

Her mother Eileen, who recalled that when 
she attended UNCW there was just one dorm 
on campus, accidentally fell into a career of 
social work after majoring in English and 
secondary education. She is an in-home 
therapist with Cumberland County Mental 
Health's Smart Start. 

Mimi Cunningham is assistant to the chancellor for 
university relations. 

Fall • Winter 2004 

UNCW Magazine 23 



Since the incorporation of the UNCW 
Alumni Association m 1979, change has 
been the norm. 

In the early da)'s, we met in a room in Alderman Hall on campus; now 
we conduct our business m our own Wise Alumni House. This was 
accomplished by raising over $800,000 from alumni and other sup- 
porters to turn a neglected historic structure into a grand home for all 

our alumni. 

From this location a multitude of tasks and events take place. The 
main focus of all this energy is to support the university and to 

Alumni adapt to changes 

keep the 35,000-plus alumni connected to their alma mater. This daunting task m IQ/^ had 
onl)' a director to help move it along. Today a staff of three serves the association 

As It was in I'JTy and as it is today, our association is understaffed 
needs of the university, the students who are our luture alumni ai 

I would be remiss if I did not mention the backbone of the alumi 
directors composed of 2 1 core board members, five alternate board 
ers, five honorary Hfetime members, six ex-officio members and 1 

From this group of dedicated \olunteers comes the energy and su 
tion which has grown from a handful of events m 1979 to a calen 
up two full printed pages. In addition, the university provides mc 
to our association. 

One of our primary focuses today is to raise money to provide merit 
We currenth' lund 15 scholarships. Some are endowed and nan 
association can think ol no better way to support our university t 
of program. 

With your continued financial support, we will be able to maintain 
worthy program. You, our alumni, can endow a scholarship m your n 
name as a tribute. This type of contribution is trul\' what gi\'ing bac 


For those of you who do not know, our executive director, Pat Core 
down from her position after 1 1 years of exemplar)' service to the 
versity A search is underway for a new executive director, and six 
association board are serving on the committee. It is hoped that a ne' 
be on board by the first of Januar)'. 

Through our association's organizational skills and structure, we \\... v.v..,uu>.i mismess as 
usual. However, our association does feel the effects of this vacant position. We ask lor your 
patience and understanding should any unresolved issues arise. 

Again, thank you for your continued support as we strive to move forward. 




Do you know someone who has made an 
outstanding contribution to the University 
of North Carolina Wilmington and the 

The UNCW Alumni Association is seeking 
nominations of such individuals for its 
annual awards program. Two awards will 
be presented Feb. 5 at a formal dinner 
Homecoming Weekend in the Warwick Center 

The Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award is 
open to all men and women who attended 
and/or graduated from Wilmington College 
or UNCW. The Distinguished Citizen Award 
is open to anyone for notable service to th£ 


Scholarship to honor 
former director 

Ray Cockretl '88, '96M, who served as alumni board 
chair from 2002 to 2004, presents Pat C. Smith '72 
with a plaque that recognizes her years of service 
to the association by having a scholarship named 
in her honor. The board is now working to endow 
that scholarship. 

In honor of its former executive director, the 
UN CW Alumni Association Board of Directors 
is undertaking a drive to raise funds that would 
endow a scholarship for Pat C. Smith 72, 

The longest serving director m the associa- 
tions history with 11 years of service. Smith 
resigned in June. She has taken a position as 
instructional leader of N.C. Quest, a grant 
program managed by the Watson School 
of Education. 

■Pat was a source of inspiration to the organisa- 
tion she so willingly sensed, " said board chair 
Ed Vosnock. "Her dedication to the university 
and alumni association was e.xtraordmary" 

Under her leadership, the alumni association 
experienced tremendous growth and in- 
creased support. As the number of alumni 
rose from 19,000 to approximately 35,000, 
the number of chartered and alfiliate alumni 
chapters increased from five to 20, and a 
council was formed to serve the growing 
number of young alumni. 

The association raised more than $800,000 
to renovate Wise Alumni House; established 
four endowed scholarships bringing the 
total number to 15; instituted Distinguished 
Facultv, Outstanding Young Alumnus, 

Soaring Chapter and Rookie of the Year 
awards; erected historic road markers 
for Wilmington College and Wise/Kenan 
houses; celebrated its 30th anniversary; 
conducted numerous regional alumni out- 
reach programs, some in collaboration with 
other university programs/offices; raffled a 
boat, two vehicles and a motorcycle; won 
an international CASE award; reengaged 
Wilmington College alumni; got the UNCW 
Seahawk collegiate license plate on the road; 
had the lirst alumni directory published; 
hosted successful fundraismg events like 
the Designers Showcase and Fantasy Auction; 
set up a credit card program benefiting the 
alumni association; and worked to engage 
students through Ambassadors, Senior 
Salute and other programs. 

"What we ask from aiumni is your support to 
endow a scholarship m her name," Vosnock 
said. "Thiswillhonorherforthejob performed 
so gracefully during her tenure." 

The minimum amount of money needed is 

For more information, please contact the 
Alumni Relations Olhce at 910.962.2682. 

Louis F. Buttino, film studies, was awarded the third 
annual J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award 
sponsored by the Past Chairs' Council of the UNCW Alumni 
Association. Pictured with him are Jim Stasias '70, 
councilmember, andEdVosnock'71, alumni board chair. 
Buttino received a $500 cash stipend and a medallion. His 
nominator said he "has the unique ability to instill the 
desire to learn without a student realizing it. His caring 
for each and every student, whether on an academic 
or personal level, is commendable and one I have not 
encountered before. It is obvious he has a passion for 
teaching, for the community and for humanity. " 

Mark your calendar for Homecoming 

UNCW Alumni Association will celebrate 
Homecoming Feb, 4-6, 2005. 

Planned e\'ents include the annual awards 
dinner on Friday, Feb. 4 and a pregame social 
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 in the Hawks Nest. 
The UNCW Seahawks play Old Dominion 
Uni\'ersity at 4 p.m. m Trask Coliseum. Alumni 
board chair Ed Vosnock 71 will crown the 
Homecoming queen at half-time. 

On Sunday, Feb. 6 the Lady Seahawks play 
Delaware at 2 p.m. in Trask Coliseum, 

For more information on these and other 
Homecoming activities, please contact 
the UNCW Alumni Relations Ofhce at 


First Parker 

The first in her family to attend college , Tonga 
Boney of Rose Hill was recognized for her 
academic achievement with the first Ralph 
Parker Scholarship at the University of North 
CaroUna Wilmington. 

The scholarship was endowed by the Afri- 
can American Graduates Association of the 
UNCW Alumni Association. It is named for 
Ralph Parker ot Southport, retired director 
of minority atfairs at UNCW 

The 44-year-old single mother will use 
the $700 award to help cover the cost of 
books and gas as she pursues a degree in 
special education, 

Boney said she wants to "help children that 
need extra help - to reach into or out to oth- 
ers. It IS going to be rewarding." 

She worked for many years in hosiery and 
chicken processing plants before being 
injured. That injury made her reaUze she 
"had to get out of the plants and go back to 
school," she said. 

The 1978 Wallace-Rose Hill High School 
graduate enrolled injames Sprunt Community 
College, earning an associate's degree in 2003. 
She expects to get her bachelor's degree from 
UNCW in 2006 and hopes to go on to earn 
a master's degree. 

Halph Parker, former director of mwonty affairs at 
UNCW, watches as Tonga Boney receives the first 
scholarship given in his honor. It was endowed 
by AAGA. 

Venafro focuses on Tkc FtrSt 48 

By Charlotte Loe 

Joe Venafro '97 has been lollowmg some 
homicide detectives all around the country 
for two years. 

He films them and the investigations during 
the first 48 critical hours as they race against 
time to find the suspect. 

He is one ol the producers ol the A&E reality 
show. The First 48. 

'Venafro grew up in Fairfax, Va., and arrived 
at UNCW in 1994, thinking he would be a 
marine biologist and spend his life swimming 
with the dolphins on some island. But his 
talents led him to the English Department. 

"My English professors encouraged creativity 
and thinking outside the box. No thought was 
wrong or necessarily right -just my own. I met 
Paul Wilkes, who teaches documentary film 
and magazine writing. He is and continues to 
be a great friend and mentor. He pushed and 
pushed and pushed me," 'Venafro said. 

After graduation, he took a lob at IBM m 
Raleigh for two \'ears as a technical writer 

In 2000 he leh for China where he taught 
English for two years. When he returned, 
he enrolled in the Columbia Universit)' 
Graduate School of Journalism and after 
graduation he freelanced as a writer in New 
York. He landed a job in 2002 at Granada 
USA Entertainment, a production company 
that makes television documentaries, where 
he works as producer and video journalist. 

"What I like about ni)' |ob is the rush of it 
all. That's what it comes down to. . .the rush. 
I've filmed o\'er 500 dead bodies. Homicides, 
suicides, naturals, accidentals. Yes, death can 
be horrific, but it has made me appreciate my 
days, hours, minutes for the gift they are. I 
also like being emotionally involved, with the 
case and the detectives. 1 cheer when we get 
the bad guy," 'Venafro said. 

Venafro's focus is not only on murders. He 
was also involved in the World Birthday 
show on the Learnino Channel. The series 

showed nine childbinhs on the same day in 
nine different countries. 

"I've been lucky to have a first hand look into 
1 i fe's beginning and brutal end . 1 1 has made me 
appreciate everything m between," he said. 

Earth Sciences 
Chapter growing 

The UNCW Earth Sciences Alumni Chapter 
is growing with each activity 

The chapter hosted a picnic at the Hugh MacRae 
Park in August. Alumni, professors and their 
families met for hot dogs, hamburgers and 
good stories. Members talked about getting the 
students involved with the chapter and ha\'lng 
more social/networking activities. 

For more inlormation please, contact Kristen 
Dougherty Dunn '97 at 

26 UNCW Magazine 

Fall • Winter 2004 




prides itselTon student involvement 

By Gia Todd Long '91 

The African American Graduate Association 
(AAGA) has been constantly working to 
increase its involvement with undergradu- 
ate students. 

A few years ago, the organization estab- 
lished Senior Sankofa, which symbolizes 
an African rite of passage for graduating 
African-American students. This traditional 
biannual event, held at the Wise Alumni 
House, is supported through the presence 
and participation of UNCW administrators, 
faculty, staff and alumni. 

The chapter held a successful retreat this 
past June filled with workshops and social 
events. The largest retreat function was a 
picnic held at Hugh MacRae Park. There were 
more than 70 African-American alumni from 
New Hanover and surrounding counties m 
attendance. There were alumni present who 
graduated in the 1970s through 2004 making 
It an enjoyable time to share ideas. 

Homecoming 2005 will be a fun-filled 
weekend with plenty of activities planned 

The side garden at Wise Alumni House was the setting 
for the spring Senior 5anl<ofacerennony sponsored by 
the African American Graduates Association. 

for alumni as well as undergraduate students, 
.\AGA has worked with the Association for 
Campus Entertainment on several events. 

On Friday, Feb. 4 there will be a homecoming 
parade in the early afternoon followed by a 
meet-and-greet social in University Union, 
Room 1 00. A step show is planned for Friday 
night W'lth teams competing from various 
schools m North Carolina. 

On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 5 ,A,^GA 
members will gather for their annual business 
meeting where newly elected officers will be 
installed. The officers are as follows: Gia Todd 
Long '9 1 , president, Earlene Spencer '89, \ace 
president, Lora Eason '88, treasurer, and Cathy 
Wilder '90 and '98, secretary. 

On Saturday afternoon, AAGA will host a 
luncheon with a special guest speaker. The 
group will recognize the first Ralph Parker 
Scholarship recipient, Tonga Boney After the 
men's basketball game, AAGA, in conjunction 
with ACE, is planning a social gathering for 
alumni and undergraduate students. 

Gia Todd Long '91 serves on the LINCW Alumni Association 
Board of Directors. 

work honored 

Each year, the UNCW Alumni Association 
recognizes the outstanding achievements of 
Its members. 

Robert Warren '74 was named Rookie of the 
Year for outstanding service as a first-year 
board member. 

The Cameron School ol Business Alumni 
Chapter, led by Melissa Blackburn- Walton '87, 
received the Soaring Chapter of the Year award 
for outstanding programming and service to 
alumni and the university. The chapter was 
very involved in activities surrounding the 
school's 25th anniversary celebration. 

Jim Stasios '70 and Shanda Williams Bordeaux 
'92 were named honorary lifetime board 
members for their continued support ol the 
association and the university 

Nursing alumni 
awarded fellowships 

Sandra O'Donnell '02 and Leann Dillon '02 
were awarded two-year $19,000 nursing 
fellowships funded by the U.S. Department 
of Labor through the N.C. Department of 

Both are pursuing master's degrees with the 
new nurse educator option. 

As fellowship recipients, O'Donnell and Dil- 
lion are required to teach nursing education 
for one }'ear full-time or two years part-time 
for each year the fellowship is received. 


By Charlotte Lae 

Seymour has 

eye for detail 

in drawings 

The figures are so realistic; a casual observer would think 
they are black and white photos. The details in charcoal, 
carbon pencil and graphite drawings by Tra\Tis Seymour '01 
show just what a talented artist this young man is. 

Artist Travis Seymour '01 adds detail to a figure drawing. His 
artwork was on display at UNCW this summer. He lias since 
returned to Florence, Italy, where tie is studying figurative 
art at the Angel Academy of Ait. 

Seymour returned lo UNCW this summer lor 
his first solo e.xhibiiion in Kenan Hall 

"It was ver)r successful. The students were 
very interested in it as well as the people 
from the community," said a former professor 
Donald Furst. 

Furst, who IS chair of the UNCW Department 
ol Art and Theatre and professor of art, insited 
Seymour to exhibit his work because he stud- 
ies the 19th century traditions of the French 
Academy. "Not many people study that way 
any more," Furst said. 

Seymour is in his third year stud\'ing figura- 
tive art at the Angel Academy ol An m Flor- 
ence, Italy 

Despite his obvious talent, Seymour, 29, 
doesn't consider himscll an artist yet. 

T am trying to achieve a level of mastery of 
skills so that there are no technical aspects 
inhibiting my ability lo be creative," Sey- 

mour said. "Art is not a gift, and you have 
to work very hard for it, whereas creativity 
IS something that you ha\'e or you don't 
have," he added. 

"His method ol study is more rigorous than 
college students are accustomed to," Furst 
said of Seymour. 

"1 spend an)'\vhere from eight to 10 hours a 
day drawing or painting, it is this type of daiK' 
intense study of my matenals and of objective 
reality that I intend to master before appl)- 
ing these skills to future creative projects," 
Se)'mour said 

Dunng his an education at UNCW; Se\mour 
realized how much one has to apply indix'idu- 
ally, how serious one has to be to master the 
technical aspects of drawing or painting. 

"1 remember professor Stephen LeQuire 
expected so much out of us, 1 thought it was 
awesome. He motivated me to do even more," 
Seymour said. 

"The mam thing that I learned through the 
years is that you have to be patient. This was 
a real challenge for me. I understood that it 
is not the details that matters, but it is the 
o\-erall image and that is where you should 
start," Se)Tnour said. "Most young students 
w hen they draw a portrait start with the eyes 
and go into the details of the eyelash and the 
pupil, but in reality, the most important is 
the figure." 

"His work IS very obser\ant of the effect 
of light and shadow; he is ver)' skilUul in 
showing proportions and modeling," Furst 
pointed out. 

Alter completing his three years of training in 
Italy in 2006, Seymour will return to United 
States to be a professional artist. 

Charlotte Lae of Normandy, France, is a graduate of the 
Communication and Journalism School of Marseille in the 
University of Aix-Marseille II. She spent the summer as an 
intern in the UNCW Office of University Relations. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo presents Robert Warren 
74 with the 2004 UNCW Staff Award of Excellence at 
the university's 29th annual Service Awards Program. 
Warren, superintendent of landscape sendees, was also 
recognized for 20 years of service to the university. He 
is a member of the UNCW Alumni Association Board 
of Directors. 

Socials promote 
Seahawk spirit 

Join lellow alumni and friends to celebrate 
the men's basketball season during upcoming 
socials m the Hawk's Nest. 

• Jan. 15 - Mexican Fiesta Ironi 5 to 6:30 
p.m. UNCW pla)'S Towson at 7 p.m. 

• Homecoming, Feb. 5 - Soups, Sandwiches 
& Sweets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. UNCW plays. 
Old Dominion at 4 p.m. 

• Feb. 19 - chicken Pickin' from 5 to 6:30 

p.m. L^NCW plays James Madison Uraversit)' 
at 7 p.m. 

Reservations are required for each social 
and can be made by calling the alumni 
relations office. 

Admission is $10 a person in advance or $12 
at the door. Children, ages six to 12, will be 
admitted for $5 each; there is no charge for 
children five and under. 

Aclu'c alumni and friends who contribute 
$250 or more annually to the UNCW Alumni 
Association or Wise Alumni House will be 
admitted to each social with one guest for 
half-price at $5 a person. 

Door prizes will be awarded at each event. 

28 UNCW Magazine 

Fall • Winter 2004 

What's left after the Dream Johl 

For Carol Silver it would be the New York 
Times bestseller list or the Oscars. The UNCW 
alumna is the co-creator and producer of 
the highly successful ESPN reality show 
Dream Job. 

According to Reality News Online, "The series 
premiered to 1.1 million viewers and main- 
tained an average of over a million viewers 
during its si.x-eptsode run despite airing in 
a highly competitive Sunday evening time 
period." The second season got underway 
in September. 

Sliver, who grew up in Newjerse}' and Apex, 
N.C., always knew she wanted to be in the 
tele\asion and film industries. So when she 
arrived at UNCW in 1991, she started build- 
ing her resume. 

With the help of then-Chancellor James R. 
Leutze and a TV producer from Chapel Hill, 
she made a video promoting UNCW to high 
school seniors. Then she did multiple intern- 
ships. During her sophomore year at UNCW, 
she interned at Carolco Studios. After her 
junior year, she interned at MTV in New York 
City, then took a semester off from her college 
studies to work there as an assistant. 

She graduated from UNCW in 1995, hav- 
ing majored in English and creati\'e writing, 
confident about the future. 

"Professor Lee Schweninger really believed 
in my work and championed me. Professor 
Barbara Vv'axman read many of my essays out 
loud to the class ... which definitely boosted 
my confidence," Silver said. 

1 springboard to • "1 

dream lob 

'bigger, better^future 

By Charbtte Lae 

Carol Silver is pictured with Al Jaffe, vice preiideiit oj laiei-.i negoi:ojon and production recruitment at 
ESPN and Dream 3oh judge; Dontrelle Willis, Florida Marlins pitcher; and Stuart Scott, ESPN anchor and 
Dream Job host. 

She mo\'ed to New York City and worked 
hard as a freelancer for TV stations as well 
as for MTV and ABC Sports in order to find 
her place. 

Then, in 1997 Silver joined the Integrated 
Sales and Marketing Department at ESPN, 
rising to director in the Special Events Of- 
fice. However, she was still passionate about 
wTiting; she continued to send out film scripts 
and show ideas and received good feedback. 
After almost five years with ESPN, she left to 
be a hill-time, independent writer, pitching 
show ideas to the networks. 

"When I worked for ESPN, 1 traveled quite 
a bit. And when people hear you work for 
ESPN, they automatically say, 'Wow. That's 
my dream job' without even knowing what 
exactly you do ESPN fans are also very 
opinionated about who they like to see giv- 
ing them their sports news every day. And 
for some reason, they seem to think they can 
do it better," Silver said. 

Building off that notion. Silver came up 
with "find a genius kid sportscaster" idea 
lor a show. 

"A lot of the current elements were in place: 
the nationwide casting tour, fighting for the 
one prize etc., but ESPN management wasn't 
ready to pursue a program that focused 
mostly on kids. So, they helped me tweak 
it to a concept more suitable for ESPN. And 
somewhere along the line, Drcani Job was 
born," said Silver. 

"This is very rewarding, it is a great feeling," 
she said, but she is still hoping bigger and 
better m the future. 

Indeed, Silver has big plans. She has 
written a children's movie and is pitching 
some scripts for television. She also just 
Imished her first book: Taboo Tips jov the 
Teenage Diva.,. and Other Tales Straight Ojj 
the Chick Battlefield. 

.■\nd perhaps, if these pursuits are as suc- 
cessful as the program Dream ]ob. she could 
be on the New York Tunes bestseller list or 
win an Oscar. 

Her advice to the UNCW students who want 
10 get into the T\" and film business would 
be: "Get as many internships as you can, even 
unpaid; work for free. That puts you ahead 
of the others. I see so many young people 
working m this very competitive industr)' 
and expecting to have the best jobs, while you 
need to pay your dues," she said. 

Fall • Winter 2004 

UNCW Magazine 29 



Katie Carbone '00 is pictured with Gov. Mil<e Easley during a stop in August at the UNCW 
bookstore. Carbone was 2003-04 Teacher of the Year at lAyrtle Grove Middle School where 
she teaches eighth grade math. 

High achievers awarded 

Meredith Leeds of Wilmington 
is preparing for a career as an 

Lindsay Morton of Jackson\'ille 
wants to go to medical school and 
join Doctors without Borders. 

Bethany Nuckolls of Concord 
plans to be a science fiction 

Mary "Charley" McArthur o( 
Chadbourn spent last year at 
the University of Arizona as 
part of the National Student 
E-xchange. She has returned to 
UNCW for her senior year and 
hopes to graduate in May v\'ith a 
bachelor's in biology and a minor 
in Spanish, with the honorar\- 
distinction summa cum laude 
as well as university and depart- 
mental honors. 

All four of these UNCW students 
are high achievers, excellingin the 
classroom as well as in their ex- 
tracurricular acti\aties. They are 
also all recipients of the 2004-05 
UNCW Alumni Association merit 
scholarship awards. 

A total of 14 merit scholarships 
averaging $1 ,500 were awarded; 
each recipient was required to 
have a minimum 3.5 grade point 
average. The Jim Humphries 

Scholarship, presented to Hunter 
Coore of Wilmington, is 
awarded to a student with a 
minimum 2.5 GPA who is an 
active student leader 

Leeds received the Henry Hugh 
Fox award . Morton and Nuckolls 
both received a UNCW Alumni 
Association scholarship. McAr- 
thur received the Gerald H. Shmn 
Alumni Merit Scholarship. 

The other merit scholarship re- 
cipients are: 

New undergraduate - Andrea 
Padgett of Jacksonville, Bob King 
Endowed Scholarship. 

Undergraduate renewals - Bren- 
dan Murphy of Four Oaks, 
Wilmington residents Emily Hall, 
Michael Harrington and Sandra 
Tatum, and Megan Antes of 
Wilmington, Wilmington College 
Endowed Scholarship. 

Graduate - Jenniler Hanes of 
Wilmington, LewisAViley Alumni 
Endowed Fellowship, and Susan 
Bean of Castle Hayne, P Daniel 
Lockainy Alumni Scholarship. 

Athletics - pole vaulter Austin 
Patterson of Nonvood and golfer 
Michelle Jarmon ol Wilmington. 


Bob King '66 of Wilmington was 
awarded the GMC Leaders of Distinc- 
tion Award. The award is based on 
stnngent performances in overall sales 
volume , customer satisfaction, sales and 
service training. King is the third largest 
GMC dealer in the 11 -state southeast 
region and among the top five percent 
of dealers in the nation. 



Wayne Shew '71 was named intenm 
provost of Birmingham-Southern Col- 
lege for the 2004-05 academic year. 
Shew, who is the Ada Rittenhouse 
Snavcly Professor of Biolog)',joined the 
college in 1978. He was chair of the 
Di\ision of Science and Mathematics 
and is a past recipient of the Exemplary 
Teacher Award from the Board of Higher 
Education and Campus Ministrj- of the 
United Methodist Church 

E s t e 1 1 e 

lish " Bris- 

s e 1 1 e "75 

loined Pru- 
dential Real 
Estate as a 
icaltor She 
owned se\'- 
eral travel 
agencies m the Wilmington area and 
was tounsm manager for the Greater 
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce 
Tish IS a member of the UNCW Alumni 
Association Board of Directors. 

Wayne Tharp '75 was named branch 
manager of Summit Credit Union's 
Sun Praine branch. He is responsible 
for the growth and development ol 
the branch and his staff and ensur- 
ing exceptional member ser%"ice He 
and his wife, Judy Rabon Tharp '78, 
recently relocated to Madison. Wise, 
from South Carolina. 

Cynthia De Eusco '75 of Emerald 
Isle passed the Certified MBA exam 
and was awarded the CMBA designa- 
tion by the International Certification 
Institute. De Eusco is among the first 
group of MBAs to earn the distinction 
and IS a charter member of Association 
of Certified MBAs. She earned a Master 
of Business Administration from Boston 
Umversit)' and ser\'es as an adjunct 
faculty member and academic ad\isoral 
Webster University, Extended Campus 
at Camp Lejeune. 

Robert Russell '79, jazz instruclor 
at UNCW, has released a CD titled 
Watch This! More information can be 
found at his Web site www.bobnis- 

Ronald M. Coleyjr. '79 was promoted 
to pnncipal of North Asheboro Middle 
School, he was pre\iously assistant 
principal at Asheboro High School. 
Coley IS a graduate of the Pnncipal 
Fellows Program at UNCW 


As part of the N.C. 
Arts Council initia- 
tive to develop the- 
matic trails state\Mde 
for art, crafts and 
agn-tourism, Greta 
Anita Lint '79 of 
Asheboro is in charge 
of developing the 
biggest geographic 
portion, from the 
1-95 corridor to Black 


S. Cory Gore Jr. '80 is \ice president, 
construction loan specialist, in the 
Wilmington office of East Carolina Bank. 
He IS pursuing a Master of Business 
.\dministration degree at UNCW He and 
his wife, Jill Davis Gore '84, have two 
daughters and reside in Wilmington. 

Marine Corps Reserve Col. Jeffrey D. 
Cole '81 was promoted to his current 
rank while ser\"ing with Manne Corps 
Secunt)' Battalion, Fort Meade, Md. Cole 
was promoted based on sustained supe- 
rior |ob performance and proficiency in 
his designated specialty 

Bettie Eennell '81 has retired from 
the Wilmington Star-News where she 
was a reporter covering city and 
county issues. 

Dean Knight '81, '87M was featured in 
the summer 2004 issue of The Pahcc. the 
magazine of the Tr)'on Palace Council 
of Friends. The stor\' details his years of 
service to the palace, first as volunteer 
and now as registrar He is in charge of 
cataloguing the palace's collections and 
making them accessible online at \\-\\-vv 
tr\'onpalace org. 

Mark Perlotto '83 of Woodstock, Ga., 
was named executive Mce president, 
chief marketingofficer for Adair-Greene 
Healthcare Communications. He will 
provide strategic counsel and insure 
ihe integrity of agency proposals to new 
and current clients. He has been with 
,Adair-Greene since 1996. 

Donna Meacham '85 of Wilmington is 
interim chief financial officer at Bladen 
County Hospital 

As 2004 Mrs 
North Carolina In- 
ternational, Susan 
Holth-Nguyen '89 
oi Boiling Spring 
Lakes represented 
the state at the 2004 
Mrs. International 
Pageant in July Her 
platform was "SOS. " 
Save Our Skin, 
which focused on 
skin cancer awareness and prevention. 
She IS employed by Progress Energ;- at 
the Bmnswick Nuclear Plant. 


30 UNCW Magazine 

Fall • Winter 2004 



Bryce Fleming '93 was promoted 
to superintendent IV, in charge of 
seven state parks at Kerr Lake m Vance 
County, N.C. 

Andrew S. Harrower '93 of Charlotie 
was awarded a Master of Business Ad- 
ministration degree in July from Win- 
throp Uni\'ersity. 

Tim Key '93 is vice 
president, retail mar- 
ket executive, wuh 
First Citizens Bank in 

Monique Kulenic 
Robbins '93 received 
National Board Teacher 
Certification. She is a 
K-6 teacher at Parsley 
Elementary School in 

Livian Jones '95M was named market- 
ing director for the Wilmington office of 
John S. Clark Company Inc. 

George Moore IIII '96 is the chief 
operations officer for Arsenic Removal 
Technologies, a subsidiar)' of HydroFlo 
Inc. in Raleigh, where he will be respon- 
sible for research and development of 
additional applications of the technology 
as well as day-to-day operations of the 
company He is listed as a team member 
on three U.S. patents and three registered 
inventions in his own name. 

Brian R. Bullard '97 is associate director 
of federal government affairs with the 
Amencan Association of Nurse Anes- 
thetists in 'Washington, D.C 

Lamont Franklin '97 is an assistant 
men's basketball coach at the College 
of Charleston 

Katherine Makepeace '98 is director of 
corporation relations for the Amencan 
Heart Association m the Wilmington 
Stephen Battle '99 is a mortgage loan 
originator with Citizens Mortgage. 

Jonathan D. Auten '99 graduated in 
June from the Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medicine with the degree 
of doctor of osteopathic medicine. He 
was commissioned as a lieutenant in the 
U.S. Navy and will sen'e his internship 
at the Naval Sciences Hospital in San 
Diego, Calif. 

Stephanie Francis '99 is employed b)' 
Area Education Agency 267 in Cedar 
Falls, Iowa, as a consultant for gifted 
education and science. She earned a 

Master of Arts Degree in education from 
the Uni\-ersity of North Iowa and is the 
mother of three 

Shaun Richards '99 was part of a 
three-man show titled Telemetry held 
this fall at SimmonsWright Galler)" in 
Wilmington. His artwork portrays mys- 
terious veiled women bathed in light. He 
IS enrolled in a studio program at Empire 
State University in New York City. 


Sara Brigman '00 was awarded a Doctor 
of Optometry degree from the Penns) 1- 
vania College of Optometr)-. 

Mindy J. Chryst '00 of Matthews was 
awarded a Master of Business Admin- 
istration degree in July from Winthrop 

Amy Helms 'OOM is controller for Ste- 
\'ens Building Company of Wilmington, 
responsible for corporate financial ad- 
MSing She will oversee the accounting 
Beverly Hudson '00 is enrolled in the 
Duke University Doctor of Physical 
Therapy Program. 

Crystal King '00 was featured in the 
Aug- IS edition of the State Port Piiot in a 
stor). about first-year teachers preparing 
for the first day of school. She teaches at 
South Brunswick Middle School. 

Penny Mann '00 was commissioned by 
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global 
Missions to sen'e in Pecs, Hungar): 

Samanlha Nixon '00 is a child welfare 
social worker at the Pender County 
Department of Social Ser\4ces. On June 
30 she received dual recognition - Em- 
ployee of the Year and Social 'Worker of 
the Y'ear This dual awards' occurrence 
was the first in the 22-year histor)' of 
the department 

Navy Seaman Jared R. Amette '01 

completed the eight-week U.S Na\y 
basic training at Recruit Training Com- 
mand. Great Lakes. 111. 

Jeannette N. De Renne '01 earned 
her masters degree in urban regional 
planning from Virginia Commonwealth 
Uni\'ersit\' m Richmond and now works 
as a city planner in Easton. Pa. 

Brian DeVido 'OlM had his first novel 
Evciy Time / Talk to Liston published b)' 
Bloomsbur)' USA and re\iew-ed in the 
May 16 edition of the New York Times 
Book Review. 

N.C. Court of Appeals Judge John M. Tyson 74 and his wife, Kirby '77, are pictured 
with First Lady Laura Bush during her visit to UNCW, when she spoke at a fund-raiser 
for U.S. Senate candidate Richard Burr, hosted by the College RepubUcans. In May 
Judge Tyson was awarded a Master of Law in the Judicial Process from the University 
of Virginia School of Law. He was a candidate for the N.C. Supreme Court in the 
November election. 

Fall • Winter 2004 

Jessica Fisher '0 1 is enrolled in the UNC 
Chapel Hill School of Medicine. 

James D. Grimes '01 was awarded a 
Juns Doctorate from the Norman Adrian 
'v\'iggins School of Law at Campbell 
University He was also inducted in the 
National Society of the Order of the 
Barristers. He plans to enter private 
practice in Charlotte 

Alisonjones '01 accompanied 17 nurs- 
ing and doctoral students from across 
the U.S. for a two-month program at the 
National Institute of Nursing Research's 
intramural summer genetic institute in 
Bethesda. She is enrolled in the B.S.N, 
to Ph.D. program at the University of 
South Florida and plans to become a 
nurse physiologist. 

John J. Kaiser '01 received a Juns 
Doctorate from Ohio Northern's Pet- 
tit College of Law at Ohio Northern 

Matt Lutz '01 played the mentally 
handicapped brother of the lead char- 
acter in the Hallmark Channel's by-the- 
book mo\1e. Murder without Convtetion. 
which aired in September. 

Elizabeth Perry '01 was named 
head women's tennis coach at Elon 

Vi\ian St. Juste '01, program coor- 
dinator for LITE or LING Initiative to 
Educate, arranged to have the summer 
ennchment programheld on the UNCW 
campus so participants could expenence 
attending classes on a college campus. 
The 20-plus at-nsk middle school age 
youngsters who attended are children 
of inmates or people under court 

Amanda Wynn '01 received a SI, 500 
scholarship from USA Funds to help her 
pursue a Ph.D. in information systemsat 
No\'a Southeastern Uni\-ersity 


Paul Johnson '02 

is financial sen'ices 
manager for First 
Citizen Bank m 
Southern Pines 

Adrien Lopez 02 

is a Rotar)' Ambas- 
sadorial Scholar m 
Chile, sponsored b\ 
the Rotary Club's 
Distnct 7730. She is 
working on a master's 
degree m social politics and human 

Michael Fr}' '03 is the manager for 
technology development with the 
Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of 


Erin Lee '03 joined the sales staff 
of WSFX FOX 26 as an account 

Na\-y Seaman Jason E. Lee '03 com- 
pleted the eight-week U.S Navy basic 
training at Recruit Training Command, 
Great Lakes, 111. 

Renae Lopez '03 is coordinator of the 
New' HanoN'er County Health Depart- 
ments Project Stop which helps pregnant 
women stop smoking. The program is 
funded b}' the March of Dimes. 

Jason Rollins '03 works in the 
consumer brands department of 
Edelman Public Relations Worldwide 
in Atlanta. 

Christiana Smith '03 was named 
employee benefits administrator by 
BB&T in Raleigh. She graduated 
from BB&T's Management Develop- 
ment Program and volunteers with 
the United Way of Forsyth County 
N.C. Children's Hospital and Ronald 
McDonald House Charities, 

David Smitherman '03M left his posi- 
tion as town manager of Elizabethtown 
to be the Lee County manager. 

Tameka Alston '04 was appointed 
special projects assistant lor the YA4CA 
ol the Lower Cape Fear Inc. She will 
assist in the research and development 
of the YWCA's Racial Justice Program 
and recruit participants for the YWCA 
Racial Dialogue Study Circles. 

Linda Tamami Black '04 was selected 
to participate in the Japan Exchange and 
Teaching Program. She is spending this 
year as an assistant language teacher in 
Fukuoka, Japan. 

Ryan Boyle '04 is the Audubon 
Society's Wnghts\alleBeachcoordinaior 
for the 2004 season He was featured :n 
the May 20th Lumiiui Nciv.'; supplement 

Ryan L. Coman '04 is an mside sales 
account executive for the Charlotte 
Bobcats whose inaugural season m the 
National Basketball Association began 
Nov 4. 

Hoang-Anh Tran '04M received a Ful- 
bright scholarship to study in Vietnam. 
She is the ninth UNCW student awarded 
this prestigious grant. She is writing a 
collection of poetry titled BrohcnEcliclon 
that focuses on identity, language, lamily, 
religion and female N'oices. 


Julia Stout '89 and Robert Siegel on 
Feb 28, 2004 Julia is a partner in and 
the director of account service at DiReg- 
gio, an advertising and marketing firm 
in Yorklown Heights, N.Y. The couple 
resides in Manhattan, N.Y 

Bonner D. Herring '94 and Kara S 

Spencer on June 4, 2004 Bonner is as- 
sistant sales manager tor Ginn Company 
at Tesoro m Port St. Lucie. The couple 
resides in Pahn City Fla 

Brandon E. Keith '94 and Catherine 
F Smith on July 3, 2004. Brandon is 
employed by Johnson and Johnson as 
Atlantic sales manager for DePuy Spine. 
They reside in Annapolis, Md 

Allan M. Frazelle Jr. '93 and Donna 
Ruch on June 12, 2004. Allan is a 
manager at Footlocker in the Jack- 
son\Tlle Mall. The couple resides m 

Keith M. Allen '96 and Stephanie L 
Williams on May 1, 2004. Keith is the 
director of information technology for 
Welcome Home Stores The couple 
resides in Leiand 


Molly M. Best '97 and James A. Russell 
on Apnl 3. 2004. The couple resides in 
Newtownabbey. Ireland 

Kristen Dougherty '97 and Charles M. 

Dunn '97 on May 15. 2004 at Wrights- 
\ille Beach. The)' are both realtors in 

Van Wyke "Trey" Gunter HI '97 and 

Erica J. Davison March 13. 2004. Trey 
IS employed by Central Carolina Bank. 
Erica is pursuing a Master of Public 
Administration degree at UNCW and 
IS employed by Cape Fear Hospice 
& LifeCarc Center They reside in 

Amanda G. Marshall '97 and Brian W. 
Schoenwiesner '99 on May 22, 2004. 
Amanda is an instructional designer for 
G3 Media Inc., and Brian is employed at 
Paradigm Analytical Laboratones. The 
couple resides in Wilmington. 

Kelly Ihnc '99 and Jim Dimond on 
June 18. 2004 They reside m Hilton 
Head. S C 

Benjamin L Holcomb '00 and Knsten 
L. Roberts on April 24, 2004. Ben is 
an international tax consultant for 
PricewaterhouseCoopers. The couple 
resides in Charlotte 

Karen Elizabeth Vassar '00, '02M and 
Jason Matthew Goodman '03M on Ma\' 
8,2004 Karen IS emplo)'ed with Libert)' 
Healthcare Management Inc. Jason is a 
lieutenant stationed at Camp Lejeune. 
The couple lives in Wilmington 

Shane M. Endres '01 and Lori E 
Claffey on Ma)' 22, 2004 Shane is the 
manager at Rucker Johns Restaurani in 

Allison C. Bullington "02 and James 

j. Lee '02 on March 20, 2004. Allison 
IS a project manager with Titan Pub- 
lishing Corporation. James is business 
de\'elopment manager with Signs by 
Tomorrow-USA Inc The couple lues 
in Baltimore, Md 

J. Erin Gross '02 and Derek R. LaBarge 
on Dec 6. 2003. Erin is employed at 
UNC Charlotte with the Global Institute 
for Energy and Environmental Systems. 
The couple resides in Charlotte. 

Christina R. Hewett 02 and Brian 
Flanigan '01 on July 31. 2004. Brian 
IS a second lieutenant m the U.S Air 
Force. The couple resides m Fori Walton 
Beach. Fla 


S t e f a n i e 
Sage Wells 
"02 and Ian 
J. Misner '02, 
'04M on May 
29. 2004. 
Stefanie is 
c m p 1 'y e d 
at the North 
.-Vquanum at 
Fort Fisher. 

Margaret B. Williams '02M andjohn C. 
Guggenheimeronjune 5. 2004. Marga- 
ret is the math and science resource spe- 
cialist for New Hanover County Schools 
and a part lime instructoratUNCW The 
couple lives m Wilmington. 

Jayme L. Alexander "03 and Chris- 
topher A Chleborowicz on June 5. 
2004 Jayme teaches first grade at Pine 
Valley elemental')' The couple resides 
m Wilmington. 

John R. Calarco '03 and Rosalie Lewis 
on June 5. 2004. The couple lives m 

Stephanie W. Cline '03 and Andrew 

L Lanier of Sept 18.2004 Theyreside 
in Wilmington 

Margaret P. Edwards "03 and Chad 
R. Brewer '04 on June 19. 2004 They 
reside in Wilmington 

Ingel N. Hamlin '03 and Benjamin N 
Vann on April 3, 2004. Ingel works in 
management for GAP Inc The couple 
lives in Wilmington 

Kathryn A. Duskie "04 and James E. 
Jones '03 on Aug. 14, 2004. Kathr)'n 
pursuingaMasterof Education in special 
education degree atUNC Charlotte, and 
James is employed at Financial Federal 
Credit Inc They reside in Charlotte. 


To Janet Lawson '93 and Darin A. '93 
Farmer of Holly Springs, a daughter. 
Piper Elizabeth, on Dec. 5. 2003. Darin 
works for Petsmart as district manager 
for Raleigh/Durham and eastern North 
Carolina. Jan is a full-time mom. 

Girlvester (Sil) OeVane Anderson '86 is the recipient of the 2004 UNCW School 
of Nursing Outstanding Alumni award for her commitment to leadership 
in health care and human resource management. Anderson, with over 18 
years of experience, is a national healthcare trainer and consultant and 
president and CEO of United Health Standards Inc., a notional management 
consulting and training firm l<noivn for its creative and motivational ways 
of promoting excellence. 

To Raegan Little 
'95 and G. Scott 
'92 Core, a son. Jo- 
seph Scott, on April 
21, 2004. Scott IS 
a mechanic with 
Otis Elevator, and 
Raegan is a sales 
representatue with 
Johnson & John- 
son. They reside in 

To Ronald "Lark" 
Stott '95 and his wife 
Elizabeth, a son, Jo- 
seph Larkin, on March 
12, 2004. Lark is an 
engineer with CSXT 

To Elaine Duck 
Young '97 and her 

husband David, a son, 
Ethan Paul, on Feb 
3, 2004. Elaine is a 
mortgage consultant 
with Coastal Mort- 
gage in Charlotte. 

To Howard Luck- 
enbaugh '99 and 

his wile Michelle, a 
daughter, Mackenzi 
Ryann, on May 17, 
2004 Howard is cm- 
ployed by IBM 

To Morgan Harris 
'99 and Kevin S. '99 
McKoy, a daughter. 
Ava Grace, on Jul) 
7. 2004 






To Mclinda '01 and Kent "99 Stanton 

of Wilmington, a daughter. Kylea Paige, 
on July 19,2003 Melinda is a registered 
nurse with New Hano\'er Regional 
Medical Center, and Kent is a mortgage 


Vance Barbee '76 of Richlands on Jul) 
31.2004. He was owner of the Center for 
Counselingand Evaluation in Richlands 
and a founder of the Onslow Women's 
Center, Onsloss' Charities and Second 
Chance Mission 

Robert W. Clary "76 ot Wilmington on 
April 10, 2004. He was a retired New 
Hanover County teacher and owner of 
the business Treasures from the Heart. 


Robert H. "Bob " Byington died on 
June 10, 2004. He retired in IQlie as 
professor emeritus in the UNCW English 
Department. He was a faculty member 
for 20 years and had scrx'ed as chair for 
a portion of time 

Virginia B, Sherman of Wilmington 
died on .April lo, 2004. The \'irginia 
and Derrick Shcnnan Emerging Scholars 
Lecture Series at UNCW was established 
in her and her husband's honor 


32 UNCW Magazine 

Fall • Winter 2004 

University & Alumni 

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18-21 UNCW Theatre 

Shadow of a Gunman * 
19 UNCW Arts in Action 

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence 

Dance Company * 

Thalian Hall 
22 UNCW Wind Symphony 

and Chamber Winds * 
25-25 Thanksgiving 

UNCW Offices Closed 
27-28 Dance Theatre of Wilmington 

The Nutcracker * 

Decern l^^i' 

2 Last Day of Classes 

3 UNCW Jazz Combo and Big Band 

4 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 
Messiah * 

5 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 
Walk-in Messiah * 

4-10 Final Exams 

11 Commencement 

14 Lifelong Learning Series 

Dr. Elliot Engel * 

The Genius of Mark Twain 
14 North Carolina Symphony 

Annual Holiday Concert * 
27 Moscow Ballet 

The Nutcracker * 
24-Jan 2 Winter Break 

January 2005 

Classes Begin 


Basketball Pregame Social 
5 to 6:30 p.m. Hawks Nest 

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday 
UNCW Offices Closed 

18 Past Chairs' Council 

19 Wilmington Concert Association 
Opera Verdi Europa: Aida * 

22 Alumni Association Board 

of Directors Meeting 
24 Leadership Lecture Series 

Jonah Goldberg and Peter Beinart ' 
27-28 UNCW Board of Trustees Meetings 
29 UNCW Arts in Action 

Marcus Roberts Trio * 

2 Wilmington Concert Association 

Prague Symphony Orchestra * 
4-6 Homecoming 

5 Basketball pregame social 

2 to 3:30 p.m. Hawks Nest 
17-20 UNCW Theatre 

See How They Run * 
19 Basketball pregame social 

5 to 6:30 p.m. Hawks Nest 
23-26 Women's Basketball 

CAA Tournament 

Fairfax, Va. 
26-Mar 6 Spring Break 
TBA Senior Seahawk Salute 

7!. / 

4-7 Men's Basketball 

CAA Tournament 

Richmond, Va. 
12 Arts in Action 

Mark O'Connor's 

Appalachia Waltz Trio * 
14 Leadership Lecture Series 

Dr. Stanley Fish * 
19-20 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 
25 Easter Break 

UNCW Offices Closed 

' Admission charge or reservations required. 
All starred events will be held in Kenan 
Auditorium unless otherwise indicated. 
For tickets and additional information, 
please call 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643. 


Ed Vosnock'71 675.2788 

Vice Chair 

Donis Noe Smith '86, '94M 792.0805 



Mark Tyler '87 313.3333 


Jason Wheeler '99, '03M 231.8887 

Past Chair 

Ray Cockrell'88, '95M 392.4647 

Board Members 

Jennifer Adams 'COM 799.5878 

Nadine Batuyios '73 799.6527 

Tish Brissette '75 256.4695 

Becky Fancher '78 799.8377 

Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 799.9496 

Dru Farrar'73 392.4324 

Gayle Hayes '89 791.1862 

James Jones, Jr. '02 799.1373 

Neal Leeper'95 336.540.0100 

Jeff Mann '92 919.789.9737 

Trudy Maus '91, '97M 793.4298 

Dianne Matthews '01 392.2959 

Jenean Todd 313.1995 

Robert Warren '74 395.5842 

Mike Wilson '89M 452.2976 

AAGA Chapter 

Gia Long '91 799.9046 

Cameron School of Business Chapter 

Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 799.9496 

Cape Fear Chapter 


Charlotte Chapter 

Sandy Saburn '89 704.643.0616 

Communication Studies Chapter 

Aaron Oliver '81 452.2976 

School of Nursing Chapter 


Triad Chapter 

Laura Juckett '96 336.509.6832 

Triangle Chapter 

Steve Haitey '92 919.449.0214 

Watson School of Education Chapter 

Marsha Obremski '02 270.7006 

Past Chair's Council 

Shanda Bordeaux '92 313.1218 

Young Alumni Council 



Dr. Amy Caison '96 919.462.0656 

Patrick Gunn '00 794.9364 

Laura Medlin '93 678.291.9498 

Audrey Porter '88 675.9661 

Kelly Stevens '84 686.4372 









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Man- Charles "Charley" McArthur is an 
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senior thesis. 

"I'm excited to learn the techniques 
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doing research, writing a thesis, doing a 
presentation and defending my thesis," said 
McArthur, recipient of multiple scholarships. 
She is the daughter of Charles and Brenda 
75 McArthur of Chadbourn, 

The skills she acquires during the 
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Alumni and Friends, 

The future of UNCW is incredibly \'ibrant and exciting. Thanks to the collaborative planning efforts of 
faculty and staff, we have identified se\'en strategic goals which will be our guide and primar)' focus in 
the years to come. Also, constmction projects underway demonstrate that progress is being made to 
help accommodate the tremendous growth that has occurred at the university Buildings as diverse as a 
new Cultural Arts Building, the addition to and renovation of histonc Hoggard Hall, a new Computer 
Information Systems building, and the expansion of the University Union are all in progress, with more 
to come. 

We ha^•e faculty across campus and across disciplines engaged m \-ital research that )ields tangible 
results; we have talented students who compete on the national level for recognition as scholars and 
athletes. You will read more about many of our incredible students, faculty and staff- as well as our 
outstanding alumm and friends - withm the pages of this magazine. 

In Februar); during a \isit by the Board of Governors to our campus, the university celebrated the grand 
opening of our spectacular school of education building. We also dedicated the North Carolina Teachers 
Legacy Hall, which is housed in the building's atnum. Legacy Hall honors teachers and the history of 
teaching in North Carolina. The Watson School of Education is the third-largest producer of teachers in 
our state, and UNCW is thrilled to be able to champion the women and men who educate youngsters in 
all 100 counties of this great state. 

Perhaps the most promising and exciting news may come our way this \'ear in the form of additional 
state funding. Last fall, the UNC Board of Governors approved a new enrollment growth funding 
model that could result in $7 million m recurnng dollars for UNCW' The model establishes a minimum 
threshold of state funding that should be made available to each of the 16 UNC campuses on appropna- 
tions per student. The recommendation was contained in the 2005-2007 budget 
request the Board of Go\'ernors submitted for consideration b\' the General 
Assembly in 2005. As the budget request moves through the legislature, 
we may ask those of you who reside m North Carolina to contact your 
legislators to seek support for the Board of Governors" budget request. 
If approved, this new appropriations method will allow UNCV\' to be 
funded at similar levels to the other UNC system schools. Currently, 
we are the lowest funded public university in the state. 

We know, however, that UNCW cannot rely on state funding alone 
to achieve greatness. The university continues also to seek financial 
support through federal funding for research and through grants from 
prn-ate corporations and foundations. Of course, we also ask you to 
help us move this university forward by sho\\"ing \-our financial support, 
as well as by giNing your significant time and talents to the uni^•ersity 

Thank you for all that you do to support UNCW^ If you want to share 
thoughts about the university with me, please feel free to e-mail me at or stop b\" my office in Alderman Hall during \'our 
next campus visit. 

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Spring 2005 
Volume 15, Number 2 

Editorial Advisors 

Contributing Writers/ Photographers 

Max Allen 

Mimi Cunningham 

Dana Fischetti 

Don Harty 

Elizabeth King Humphrey '03M 

John Matney 

Kim Proukou 

Shirl Modlin Sawyer 

Andrea Weaver 

Sean Ahlum '96, 'OOM 

Marybeth K. Bianchi 

Joe Browning 

Frank Bua '68 

Melva Calder 

Mimi Cunningham 

Dana Fischetti 

Hank Heusinkveld 

Elizabeth King Humphrey '03M 

Dale Lockwood 

Adrien Lopez '02 

LeAnn Luna 

Todd Olesiuk '99 

Brenda Riegel 

Ed Vosnock '71 

Andrea Weaver 

Erin Whittle 

Alumnotes Hannah Brown '05 
Ruthie Seeley '05 

Copy Editors Amy Coker 

Elizabeth King Humphrey '03M 

Graphic Design Shirl Modlin Sawyer 


New building rejlects UNCW's commitment 
to teacher education 


A key mvestment in the university's future 


Applicants are more than just a test score 






A. P. Carlton 

Rosemary DePaolo, Ph.D. 

Paul E. Hosier, Ph.D. 

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^ hopes for 

J) /million 

UNCW will get more than $7 million m recur- 
ring funding if a recommendation approved 
by the UNC Board of Governors in November 
gets the support of the N.C. General Assembly 
this session. 

The new model establishes a mmimum level 
of state funding that should be made avail- 
able to each of the system's 16 campuses on 
an appropnations-per-FTE basis. 

Chancellor Rosemaiy DePaolo called this ac- 
tion "great news" and said it was "an enormous 
step in assuring and advancing the quality of 
UNC Wilmington." She lauded the efforts of 
Robert Warwick and Hannah Gage, lormer 
UNCW trustees now sening on the Board 
of Governors, for their hard work m helping 
fellow board members understand funding 
models that always left UNCW at the bottom 
of state dollars spent per student. 

The board of governors' 2005-07 budget 
request also recommends $10 million in 
enrollment growth funding for clinical teach- 
ing and nursing hours which would increase 
the level of funding for courses offered b)' 
UNCW's Watson School of Education and 
School of Nursing. 

The UNCW Board of Trustees voted in 
December to increase in-state undergraduate 
tuition by S225 and fees to $ 1 ,767. However, 
at their February meeting at UNCW the 
Board of Governers agreed to freeze in-state 
tuition for the next year. Student fees, out- 
of-state and graduate tuition increases were 
to be discussed in March. 

Cdigix president 

Brett Goldberg 

introduces residence hall 

students to free music 

downloads during a fall 

semester promotion. 

Students love free music 

Since Oct. 15, students living on campus have dowmloaded more than 55,000 tracks of 
music - legally - through a pilot program undertaken by the UNC System. 

UNCW is one of sLx campuses semng as a test site for the legitimate digital delivery of 
audio and video content to students - not only for entertainment, but also for course 
work, classroom use and distance education. 

For students li\ang in UNCW's residence halls, this means they have free access to nearly 
one million music tracks through Cdigix, and they can download these tracks onto a 
Windows computer or a Windows media-enabled portable de\ice and listen to them 
free of charge. 

Students also have the option of pa)ing 89 cents per song for a permanent download, 
which can be burned to a CD or MP3 player. It is illegal to share cop>Tighted materials 
through peer-to-peer file sharing; however, Cdigix offers a legal and a \1rus-free alterna- 
tive. All on-campus residents vvill receive the service for the remainder of the 2004-05 
academic year; future participation will be determined by each campus. 

"Cdigix has changed my way of listening to music," says Amy Askren, a resident of 
Graham Hall. "T love being able to explore different genres of music and then dov\Tiload 
my fa\'orite songs to listen to over and over. 1 ha\'e a new appreciation for classical, jazz 
and oldies music." 

Marquita Lewis, Amanda Hutchinson, Emmanual Bryant and Kendall Murphy 
this spring are mentoring ninth grade peer educators at two Wilmington 
area high schools through a UNCW program designed to delay and reduce 
substance use. CROSSROADS: High School Drug Prevention, which received 
a $100,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is the first 
phase of developing an effective drug education curriculum that can be 
used around the country. 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring 2005 

choosing best savings plan 

a complicated task 

As tuitions continue to rise, many parents 
wonder how they will be able to afford send- 
ing their child to college five, 10 or 15 years 
from now. 

Section (.§") 529 plans have emerged as 
a preferred vehicle for college savings. 
Plans are available in all 50 states and the 
District of Columbia and have many tax- 
saving benefits. 

However, two UNCW accounting professors, 
Raquel Alexander and LeAnn Luna, have found 
that often investors are putting their money 
into plans that have high fees and are missing 
some valuable tax deductions. 

States and their selected mutual fund dis- 
tributors/managers determine many ol the 
features of each §529 plan. Each is unique 
and has varied features , including the state tax 
treatment of contributions and distributions, 
residency requirements, minimum contribu- 
tion requirements, investment choices and a 
wide array of potential fees. 

For example, contributions to North Carolina's 
§529 plan are not tax deductible, but earnings 
are tax-free and withdrawals tax-exempt. 

These investment vehicles are not regulated 
by the Securities Exchange Commission and 
most of them have no meaningful investment 
performance record. 

As a result, the selection process is often com- 
plicated and confusing for college savers. 

After examining 77 plans, Alexander and Luna 
discovered that the most popular are those 

with higher fees. They found that college savers 
often forego valuable state income tax deduc- 
tions by investing in out-of-state plans. These 
findings support the notion that investors rely 
on brokers lor recommendations because they 
reduce investors' search costs. 

Alexander and Luna recommend investors 
check in-state plans for possible state tax 
benefits, check to see if the plan can be 
purchased directly from the slate without a 
broker, investigate total fees and consult an 
independent source for plan ratings. 

Student-athletesoVj i -n /^ 

continue to oiiiiiC^ 

UNCW student-athletes showed once again 
that academics are just as important as the 
sports m which they compete. 

The NCAA Academic Progress Report revealed 
that of 15 Seahawk programs included, 13 
ranked above the Division 1 average, and six 

Julia and Hugh Morton were presented honorary Doctor of Humanities degrees by Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo 
at UNCW's December commencement ceremony. Julia Morton was recognized for her years of dedicated 
service to education in North Carolina, including three years as a UNCW trustee and 16 years as a member 
of the UNC Board of Governors. Hugh Morton, an internationally recognized photographer, environmentalist, 

tourism advocate and owner of Grandfather Mountain, helped found 
■•^ the Azalea Festival and was instrumental in saving and 

relocating the Battleship North Carolina to Wilmington. 



- men's golf and swimming, and women's soc- 
cer, swimming, track and \'olleyball - achieved 
the highest score of 1 ,000. The score is based 
on student-athlete eligibility and retention. 

In the CAA, only William and Mary fiad an 
overall ranking higher than the Seahawks, 
992 compared to 981. 



with signs of progress 

Change is unmistak- 
able at UNCW with 
more than a dozen 
major projects cur- 
rently in some phase 
of construction. 

The renovations and addition 
to Westside Hall are 99 percent 
complete, the addition to Hog- 
gard Hall is well under way and 
the sports medicine building 
behind Trask Coliseum is near- 
ing completion. 

In the heart of campus, utility and 
excavation site work continues for 
the University Union comple.x. 
In 2006, when all construction 
and renovations are complete, 
the three-building complex will 
feature a 350-seat theater and 
two-stor\' bookstore. 

When fully online, the central 
energy plant near Randall Librar)' 
will serve six academic and 
administrative buildings with 
two 600-ton chillers and five 
condensing boilers. While utili- 
tanan m function, it features an 
attractive modified Georgian 
design to complement other 
campus buildings. 

Effects of construction are being 
felt by all. With nearly 500 park- 
ing spaces lost, one road closed 
permanently and others closed 

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 28 for the third and final new classroom building to be funded through the 
2000 Higher Education Facilities Bond Issue. The $32 million, 104,830-square-foot cultural arts building will house the 
visual and performing arts at UNCW. It will be located next to the school of education. Above, crews do infrastructure 
work at the site of the University Union expansion. 

on occasion for delivery of ma- 
tenals, repaving and the like, 
traveling the campus is challeng- 
ing. Parts of campus are marked 
by mazes outlined in orange 
fencing. Many departments are 
relocating as buildings are con- 
structed and renovated. 

The Pedestrian Safety Committee 
was formed to help the campus 
community navigate during this 

unprecedented time of construc- 
tion. Chair Stan Harts '89, '98M 
said many safety hazards have 
been remedied by cooperative 
efforts of the Office of Facilities, 
contractors and the committee . In 
addition, orange pennants now 
mark detours, and safety infor- 
mation has been disseminated 
to the campus. 

If planning a trip to UNCW to 
attend an e\'ent or to see the 
construction, allow extra time 
to travel the campus and find 
parking. Before xisitlng a depart- 
ment or individual, call ahead to 
confirm the location. For safety 
reasons, obey all construction 
signs and sta)' outside of fenced 
construction areas. 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring 2005 

Residence halL 
construction a 

To keep pace with the growing 
demand for on-campus housing 
and to reach the university's 
desired target of housing 40 
percent of the student body, the 
Office of Housing and Residence 
Life will break ground in late 
April for a 524-bed apartment- 
style complex. 

Designed by Clark Nexsen 
Architecture and managed by 
Weaver Cooke Construction 
Company, the project will give 
returning students an attractive 
housing option comparable to 
what may be found off-campus, 
yet give them the benefits of 
living within the uni\'ersity com- 
munity. This venture is the first 
privatized housing project to be 
built on the UNCW campus. 

Clustered in three-building 
triads with ample green space, 
the six-buUding apartment 
complex will connect the Uni- 
versity Suites with the Honors 
House, International House 
and Cornerstone Hall com- 
munity. The buildings will be 
comprised of 14 two-bedroom 
units, 30 three-bedroom and 
104 four-bedroom units. Each unit 
will have a livmg room, dining 
room and a full kitchen includ- 
ing a washer and dryer, as well 
as cable TV, Ethernet access 
to the campus data network, 
local phone connection and 
personal voicemail. 

In addition, it will proMde stu- 
dents with a community that 
shares an outdoor grilling area, 
sand volleyball courts, outside 
swimming pool and club house 
all centrally located to the six 

The housing will be ready 
for student occupancy in 
August 2006. 

den named 

Daniel Baden was named the William R. Kenan 
Jr. Distinguished Professor in Marine Sciences. 
This professorship, UNCWs first million dollar 
endowed chair, was established in memory of 
Owen G. Kenan and funded by a 5667,000 grant 
from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust 
and $334,000 in matching funds from the State of 
North CaroUna. Baden, a professor in the chemistry 
and biological sciences departments, is director 
of the UNCW Center for Marine Science. He is 
also the principal executive of MARBIO-NC, the 
Marine Biotechnology Initiative in North Carolina, 
a state-funded initiative to produce economic 
benefits through new jobs, new industries and 
training opportunities in marine biotechnology. 
Since coming to UNCW Baden has received over 
$9 million in grants. 

faculty honors 

•^oel J. Mintzes Lvnne Snowden Patricii 

oel J. Mintzes Lynne Snowden 

biological sciences prolessor, 
received a Fulbright scholarship 
allowing him to spend the fall 
semester working in the Depart- 
ment of Science and Technolog)' 
Education at the Israel Institute 
of Technology in Haila. He 
conducted research and taught 
Ph.D. students in biology and 
en\'ironmental education. 

crunmal justice prolessor, pub- 
lished her third textbook on 
terrorism and related topics titled 
Terrorism: Readings, Research and 
Realities. The book is published 
by Prentice Hall and co-authored 
with Brad Whitsel. 

Patricia Lerch 

prolessor ol cultural anthropol- 
og}', had her book Waccamaw 
Legacy: Contemporary Indians 
Fight for Survival published by 
the Unu-ersit)' ot Alabama Press. 

Owen and Myrna Wexler are recipients 
of the University of North Carobnc 
Wilmington 2004 James R. Leutze 
Volunteer of the Year Award. As 
active community members, the 
Wexlers volunteer their time, talents 
and resources to more than a dozen 
community organizations, as well 
as ManneQuest, Lifelong Learning 
Society and Adult Scholars Leadership 
programs at UNCW. "Volunteering is a 
personal commitment that Owen and 
I hold very close to our hearts," Myrna 
Wexler said. 

Stephen Harper 

Progress Energy/Betty Cameron 
Distinguished Professor of 
Entrepreneurship, had Evtrao?- 
dmary Entrepreneurship: The 
Professional's Guide to Starting an 
Exceptional Enterpiise, published 
by John Wiley & Sons' profes- 
sional book division. 

Patricia Kelly 

earth sciences prolessor, was 
elected to the rank of fellow of 
the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science. 
She was honored for outstand- 
ing contributions to the study 
of predator-prey interactions in 
the fossil record and for contri- 
butions to public awareness of 

Software wins 
national award 

A software program UNCW 
developed during its search for a 
new chancellor received a national 
award and is in the process of 
being licensed. 

Consensus^" was a collabora- 
tion between the Department of 
Human Resources and the Infor- 
mation Technology Systems Divi- 
sion applications development 
staff. It has been successfully 
used on a number of high-level 
employment searches. 

The 2004 SunGard SCT Tech- 
nology Award was presented 
by the College and University 
Professional Association for Hu- 
man Resources. 

Spring 2005 

UNCW Magazine 



Like a contractor following an architects plan, when Rosemary 
DePaolo started at UNC Wilmington m June 2003, she drew 
upon the campus community to draft the university's future. 

Constructing the future 

in words and deeds 

Enhance the 



"No one had any idea what the 
university's strategic plan would 
look like in the beginning, but 
the chancellor had the foresight 
to create task forces where con- 
centrated focus would ha^•e the 
greatest effect. These task forces 
later became essential compo- 
nents to implement the strategic 
plan," said Ken Spackman, direc- 
tor of university planning and 
a mathematics facult)' member 
since 1983. 

The university is currently un- 
dergoing a process to figure out 
what it wants to be like 10 or 15 
years from now. What direction 
should It take m the area of the 
facilities or academics? How does 
it retain and continue to recruit 
quality faculty' How can UNCW 
better ser\-e its students? 

Recruit, retain 

and develop 

quality faculty, 

administration and staff 
in appropriate numbers. 

"I remember before Chancellor 
DePaolo arrived, people were 
reluctant to start planning until 
we could see what direction 
she wanted to take the campus. 
But she made it clear that while 
UNCW must have a vision, it 
would not be 'her' vision, but 
rather "our' vision. That's when 
the benchmark forums started," 
said Spackman, 

The open forums led to develop- 
ing a strategic plan from scratch, 
enabling the university to es- 
tablish seven goals. The work 
of the task forces established 
earlier converged with the plan- 
ning process and contributed 
to the formulation of a strategic 
plan for 2004-09 ^w^fw.uncw, 
which is a living document , being 
tweaked by events, but keeping 
its defining shape. 

Embrace and enhance 


throughout the 



culture, curriculum and 

outreach activities. 

The plan states the strategic %■!- 
sion, identity statement and core 
values of UNCW The goals and 
objectives are set forth to guide 
faculty, staff, administration, 
alumni, students and friends in 
succeeding m the \asion. 

For instance. Goal I is "Enhance 
the student learning expenence." 
Two of the task forces, those 
looking at the basic studies and 
the first-year experience, address 
this goal and us four objectives 
- campus-wide. 

Create an educational 

environment that 
prepares our students to 

be global citizens. 

The diversity task force looks at 
embracing and enhancing diver- 
sity throughout the university's 
constituencies, culture, cur- 

riculum and outreach acti\ities. 
Preparing students to be global 
citizens is what the international- 
ization task force attends to. The 
safety task forces were created to 
address needs identified in the 
events of spring 2004, 

Spackman explains that strategic 
planning is nothing new, ha\'ing 
been utilized in the corporate 
world for decades. It is a way 
to attain goals by setting targets 
and measuring progress toward 
those goals. It is a more recent 
tool in academia, but an essential 
one because the demographics 
ot students are changing so 
fast, the state has been reduc- 
ing its support, resources are 
becoming more scarce, distance 
learning has had impact and the 
education market has become 
more competitive. 

Strengthen the 

university's regional 

engagement and 



For years each university divi- 
sion conducted us own strategic 
planning. But UNCW is now 
undergoinga comprehensive, col- 
laborative effort that will impact 
the operation ol the unu'ersity 

Focusing on what direction 
the university takes can help 
strengthen each area ol campus. 
For example, enhancing the first- 
yearexperience of freshmen takes 
a collaborati\'e effort from many 
units on campus - student affairs, 
academic affairs, orientation, 
admissions, the adxising center, 
housing, and campus activities. 

Enhance the quality of 

UNCW's environment 

and provide a 

campus that is 

attractive, functional 
and, above all, safe. 

"With more units sharing ideas 
and opening up the process, the 
campus can be more informed, 
and indixiduals or departments 
can bring forth ideas of collabora- 
tion to extend the strategic goals 
and objectives for the good of 
the entire university," Spack- 
man said. 

While the universit)- adapts to the 
strategic plan and starts imple- 
menting identified strategies 
from the task forces, Spackman 
said assessment of the plan is the 
next phase. 

■ How do we assign accountability 
and assess our progress toward 
reaching our goals? A good 
strategic plan e\'olves, and the 
assessment will indicate whether 
or not we are ha\-ing an effect on 
our objectives," he said. 

Ensure adequate 

resources to achieve 

university goals by 

increasing public 


and private giving. 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring 2005 



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Visitors toured the new R/V Seahawk which wd^W^^^^d Dec. 10. This new aluminum vessel, captained by Jerry 
Compeau, gives UNCW researchers a better and more economical platform for working missions up to 20 miles offshore 
and as well in rivers and estuaries. It was built in Port Angeles, Wash., trucked cross-country, offloaded at the N. C. State 
Ports and is docked at the UNCW Center for Marine Sdence pier at Myrtle Grove. 

Soccer player -, 

tapped for national 


Senior soccer standout Caroline 
Renkin was a finalist for the 
Athletes for a Better World inau- 
gural John Wooden Trophy. She 
was one of six student-athletes 
nominated m the college and 
university di\ision. 

Athletes for a Belter World 
encourages amateur and profes- 
sional athletes to be positive role 
models for youth and honors 
those athletes who show out- 
standing leadership, responsibil- 
ity and character. 

"Caroline is very deserving of 
this recognition," said coach Paul 
Cairney "She is a great student 
and always works hard to improve 

Spring 2005 

at every practice . She comes ready 
to play and is a positive role model 
for everyone." 

A theatre maj orwitha3.75 grade 
point average, Renkin established 
career-highs with eight goals and 
1 9 points in her final season with 
the Seahawks. A Second-Team 
All-CAA selection, she started 
all 18 games and led the team 
with three game-winning goals. 
Renkin finished her career on 
the school's Top 10 list in games 
played (75), goals (17), assists 
(11) and points (45). 

Following her graduation in May, 
Renkin plans to move to New York 
City to pursue an acting career. 

UNCW Magazine 7 



The art of storytelling 

Tallant is honored By Kim Pmukou 

UNCW professor of communication studies 
Carole Tallant was named the 2004 North 
CaroUna Professorofthe Yearby the Carnegie 
Foundation for the Advancement of Teachmg 
and Council for Advancement and Support 
of Education. 

Tallant teaches performance of literature as 
well as the art of stor)telling - performance 
and oral literature traditions. 

Her aim is to help students find a story so 
compelling that they are able to claim it as their 
own, hold It tightly within their imagination 
and become its voice. Once theirs, they are 
free to gi\'e the story away, to share the story 
m the telling. 

Such a gift of story creates a viable bond be- 
tween literature, audience and teller. This is the 
drama of oral traditions of literature, demand- 
ing considerable personal investment 

"I want them to find a story that they can commit 
to," Tallant said. And that commitment goes far 
be)'ond the requirements of her legendary 20- 
plus page syllabi and "massively long dramatic 
analysis" assignments, which both she and her 
students openly laugh about and ot which both 
teacher and students are quite proud. 

It is the commitment to the "wonder of self- 
discovery that personal identification with 
literature imparts that is most important," 
Tallant said. 

Celebrated for providing one of the most 
exciting student experiences on campus, 
Tallant was also one of the first professors to 
make outreach and service to the community 
an integral part of her teaching by designing 
service-learning opportunities into her cur- 

During the last academic year alone, her 
students reited 25 elementar)' schools, pre- 
senting stories to over 4,000 local primary 
and middle school children, teachers and 

Tallant earned both her bachelor's (1974) and 
master's (1976) degrees in oral interpre- 
tation of literature and theatre arts from 
UNC-Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. m oral 
interpretation of literature in 1980 from 
Louisiana State University 

The U,S, Professor of the Year program was 
created in 198 1 . It is the only national initiative 
specifically designed to recognize excellence 
m undergraduate teaching and mentoring. 
Judges evaluate nominees for their abiUty to 
engage students, their scholarly approach to 
learning and teaching, their contributions 
to undergraduate education both within 
the institution and the community, and for 
evidence of support from colleagues and 
former students. 

Kim Proukou is an information and communications 
specialist with the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences. 

Carole Tallant, 2004 Professor of the Year from North Carolina, gathers her students for her 

"Storytelling in the Community" class at Forest Hills Elementary School. Each year Tallant's 

students visit elementary and middle schools throughout New Hanover County lending their voices 

to the performance and text of oral traditions of hterature. Top row: Blake Adams, Travis Driver, 

Keith Boyd. Middle row: Professor Carole Tallant. Maggie McKaig, Tara Nolan, Hannah Reed. 

Bottom Row: Ashley Batts, Kristen Phillips, Jana Barbieri. 




The Seahawks retired the number of all-time great Brett 
Blizzard Feb. 2, paying tribute to the primary cog in 
the schools impressive run to three Colonial Athletic 
Association championships earlier this decade. 

Blizzard, who is playing professionally m Italy, returned to Wilmington 
for the ceremony. 

"Brett set a standard during his four seasons that will be difficult to 
match. He was a tremendous representative of the program and continues 
to bring credit to the university today," said head coach Brad Brownell. 

During his four years at UNCW, Blizzard made a school-record 2,144 points 
pulled down 493 rebounds, dished out 360 assists and 249 steals in 125 
career games and helped the Seahawks to four post-season appearances 
- three NCAA berths and one NIT bid. He ranks first in scoring, second 
in assists and first in steals on UNCW's all-time list. 

Blizzard is the only player in league history to be named First-Team All- 
Conference all four seasons. He was named CAA Tournament MVP three 
times after spearheading UNCW's title chases in 2000, 2002 and 2003. 
The prolific shooter was an AP Honorable Mention selection in 2003 after 
helping the Seahawks upset No. 4-seeded Southern California in the 
NCAA Tournament. 

In the CAA annals, he ranks fifth in career scoring, first in 3-point field 
goals made and first in 3-pQint field goals attempted. 

Blizzard is the third UNCW player to have his jersey retired, joining 
Brian Rowsom '87 and Bill Mayew '97. 

UNCW to host baseball tournament 

UNCW's own Brooks Field will host the Colonial Athletic Association 
Baseball Championship for the second straight year and fifth nme 
in the 20-year history of the event. The six-team field will play 
a double ehmination format May 25-28. 

Coming off consecutive 40-win seasons, head coach 
Mark Scalf and his Diamond Hawks were selected by the 
league's coaches to repeat as conference champions. 

Information can be obtained by calling the UNCW Athletics 
ticket office at 910.962.3233 or visiting 

Spring 2005 

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New building reflects UNCWs 
By Dana Fischetti commitmeYit to teucheT education 

It's av'h' movmng m the education building 
at UNCW. and there is httle indication of the 
burst o{ activity that wiU soon begin. 

The emptx halhvays. the hushed echo of the 
three-stoiy atrium and the sun peaceJuUv 
streaming in through the skylights belie the 
dynamic physical and intellectual energy 
that bnngs this building to life eveiy day 

Soon students himy m to classes or gather 
in the open study areas; jacultv members 
prepare course work, do research or head 
out into the region to provide support and 
professional development to teachers and 
public schools. 

Top: The three-story sunlit atrium provides the architectural and social centerpiece for the new 

education building. 

Center: Reflecting pools offer a place for quiet contemplation in the courtyard. 

Left: Comfortable study areas provide ideal places for faculty, teachers and students to hold meetings 

and small group discussions. 

Spring 2005 



Later, a busload of children arrives to tour 
Legacy Hall, parents bring their children to 
the Education Lab jor tutoiing, public school 
teachers and administrators arrive and 
transition into their evening courses, students 
work in the computer labs or develop lesson 
plans in the Cuniculum Materials Center and 
faculty run out for a quick supper before 
teaching a late class. 

Well after dark, the last person leaves the 
building as moonlight streams into the 
atrmm. In the c(uiet darkness, there is a 
sense of satis factwn m the accomplishments 
of the day. 

Tomorrow, next week and for years to come 
it will happen again, with other students, 
other teachers, other schools, because the 
need is alwavs there and so is the commit- 
ment to meet that need. 

Above: The education building reflects the traditional style 
of the other buildings on campus. 

Right: Displays in the North Carolina Teachers Legacy Hall 
honor the teaching profession and the history of education 
in the state. 

Anyone who has studied or taught in a 
university school of education can testify 
that many are relegated to one or more of 
the oldest buildings at the back ot campus. 
They are often cramped and dark, with 
faculty offices scjueezed into ever)' possible 
alcove, and space for meetings and study 
areas are limited to nonexistent. 

This IS not the case at UNCW 

The education building is a new, attractive 
showplace, built for the specific purpose 
of providing the highest quality instruction 
for education professionals. The 80,500- 
square-foot, three-story facility has allowed 
the faculty and staff of Watson School, 
which long ago had outgrown its previous 
home in King Hall and had scattered across 
four buildings, a focal point and more com- 
fortable place to work, gather and research. 
The building features 10 classrooms, three 
seminar rooms, four computer labs and 
offices for the school's two academic depart- 
ments and a variety of outreach programs 
and services. 

The building is a place of study and hands- 
on practice for both